Preview: Arsenal v United Women

Thursday 03 February 2022 17:48

Manchester United Women return to WSL action this weekend, preparing to face off against current league leaders Arsenal.

The Reds unfortunately bowed out of the Continental Cup on Wednesday, losing 3-1 to Chelsea at Kingsmeadow in the competition's first semi-final.

The defeat also meant United surrendered our impressive run of seven wins in a row in all competitions, with Marc Skinner’s side keen to bounce back on Saturday. 

Here’s all the information you need ahead of the game...
Skinner: Another tough challenge Video

Skinner: Another tough challenge

Marc Skinner looks forward to visiting Arsenal again, this time in the WSL...


The game is set to be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage commencing just half an hour before kick-off at 12:30 GMT. Alternatively, you can keep up to date via the Manchester United App, where we will bring you the team news, as well as updates at half-time and full-time.

The first United Women's match to be played in front of fans at Old Trafford takes place at 12:00 BST on Sunday 27 March, against Everton. You can still secure your ticket to the historic event, by booking your seat now, via our dedicated tickets page.


With both Ella Toone and Hayley Ladd serving suspensions against the Blues last time out, Skinner will be boosted by the return of two of his key players. 

New signing Signe Bruun made her debut from the bench at Chelsea, but our other new additions Diane Caldwell and Jade Moore are still awaiting their first minutes since joining on deadline day. 
Groenen previews Arsenal clash Video

Groenen previews Arsenal clash

Our Dutch midfielder Jackie looks ahead to a Saturday lunchtime kick-off against the league leaders...


United fell to a first defeat of the calendar year on Wednesday evening, however did overcome Jonas Eidevall’s side just two weeks ago. The Reds will be looking to close the gap on Arsenal’s current advantage at the top, with a win taking us within just two points of the league leaders.

As for the Gunners, they come into the clash having won their last two games against both Brighton and London City respectively. Having conceded just seven league goals this season, Arsenal will be a tough nut to crack and Skinner’s side will have to be at their best to carve open their regimented backline.


Having faced off six times previously, Arsenal have claimed four victories, compared to United’s two. 

Alessia Russo’s late strike was the only difference between the two last time out, with the Gunners no doubt out for revenge as the two sides lock horns once more. 
Vilde Boe Risa crosses the ball during the midweek defeat against Chelsea.

A full round of WSL fixtures is scheduled for this weekend, with United kicking off the action on Saturday lunchtime..


Arsenal v UNITED (12:30 GMT)


Chelsea v Man City (12:30 GMT)
Everton v Reading (13:00 GMT)
Birmingham City v Leicester City (12:00 GMT)
Spurs v Brighton (14:00 GMT)
Aston Villa v West Ham (18:00 GMT)