The women’s domestic game was suspended just under two weeks ago at the last international break of the season, before Arsenal faced Portsmouth or Gillingham in the FA Cup fourth round at Meadow Park on April 18. Most of the friendly matches, with the exception of the Swiss players, who played a crucial bilateral play-off match to qualify for Euro 2021 (to be played in England next summer).
Jane Beatty and Lisa Evans are injured anyway, but Kim Little has some free time because Scotland don’t have a match. Steve Catley (Australia) and Vicki Schneiderbeek (knee) will continue the final stage of their rehabilitation in London. Anna Patten is not (yet) an international player in England and will also be leaving.
Here is a summary of the whereabouts of Arsenal’s players during international matches. Starting times are all UK times.
Thursday, April 8
Republic of Ireland (Katie McCabe) against Denmark in Dublin in 1830
Friday, April 9
Czech Republic – Switzerland (Lea Walt, Malin Goet and Noel Maritz) in Chomotov in 1530
Spain – Netherlands (Daniel Van de Donck, Vivienne Miedema and Jill Rourd) at 1800 Marbella
France vs England (Lea Williamson, Beth Meade, Jordan Knobs and Lotte Wobben-Moi) in 2010 in Caen
Saturday 10 April
Germany (Leonie Meyer) – Australia (Lydia Williams and Caitlin Forward) around 1505 in Wiesbaden.
Sunday 11 April
Belgium versus the Republic of Ireland (Katie McCabe) in Brussels in 1830
Tuesday, April 13th
Germany (Leonie Meyer) – Norway at 1500 in Wiesbaden
Netherlands (Daniel Van de Donck, Vivienne Miedema and Jill Rourd) – Australia (Lydia Williams and Caitlin Forward) at 1730 in Nijmegen.
Switzerland (Lea Walt, Malin Gott and Noel Maritz) against the Czech Republic in 1900 in Thun.
England (Leah Williamson, Beth Meade, Jordan Knobs and Lotte Wobbin Moe) against Canada in 1915 in Stoke-on-Trent
Austria (Manuela Zinsberger) vs Finland in 1930 in Reitzing
In the third round of the FA Cup, Portsmouth will face Gillingham on Sunday 11 April at 2 pm, and the winner will travel to Meadow Park a week later to play for Arsenal in the fourth round.
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