Arsenal Confirm Sell Out For Clash Against Manchester United

Arsenal Confirm Sell Out For Clash Against Manchester United

Arsenal will have a full house for the first time in WSL history when they take on Manchester United at the Emirates.

The Gunners confirmed on their official website yesterday that 60,000 seats have been sold for the game. The only other occasion where that has happened for a women’s fixture was the Champions League semi-final against Wolfsburg in May last year.

It means the WSL’s record attendance will be broken for the second time in three months, with Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Chelsea back in December the previous holder. Chief Executive Vinai Venkatesham is delighted to see the huge backing for Jonas Eidevall’s side:

“We are grateful for the incredible support we’ve had all season. Our supporters’ unwavering commitment and following, coupled with the performance of our team and the hard work of everyone behind the scenes at our club, has made this moment possible.”

It’s a massive game for Arsenal

The Gunners head into the clash against United six points behind league leaders Chelsea in the table. Anything other than a win would hugely damage their title prospects.

The club have already been knocked out of the Women’s FA Cup by Manchester City. At the start of the season, they also failed to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League after losing on penalties to Paris FC.

Considering the investment in the squad over the summer, the Gunners are struggling to meet expectations. They can, of course, still retain the Conti Cup but more was expected of this team.

Williamson’s return to fitness is a big boost

Of course, injuries to key players haven’t helped. Over the last year, the club have lost the likes of Vivianne Miedema, Beth Mead and Leah Williamson to ACLs.

However, all three players are now back fit and available, with Williamson having made her comeback against West Ham. She has also been called up by England for two friendlies later this month.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.