Arsenal vs Aston Villa – WSL preview: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Arsenal can make absolutely sure of their place in next season’s Women’s Champions League by taking at least a point off Aston Villa on the final day of the WSL season.

Jonas Eidevall’s side are pretty much assured of their spot at Europe’s top table during 2023/24, but could still surrender third if they fall to a heavy defeat to the Villans and Manchester City win big on the final day.

Villa have continued to improve under the management of Carla Ward and sit a comfortable fifth in the table, having coming within a whisker of reaching the Women’s FA Cup final.

Here’s 90min’s preview of their final day encounter.


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Arsenal continue to be without Kim Little, Leah Williamson, Beth Mead, Vivianne Miedema, Laura Wienroither and Lia Walti, who have all suffered serious injuries during the course of this hectic season.

Caitlin Foord, Lina Hurtig and Steph Catley have all recently returned from injuries of their own and should be available.

Ruesha Littlejohn and Emily Gielnik have played their last games for Aston Villa after the club confirmed they will not be renewing their contracts. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah and Natasha Harding are also leaving at the end of the season, but the latter could feature here after recently returning from injury.

Simone Magill, Remi Allen and Rachel Corsie are also back in action, while there’s hope that Jordan Nobbs and Kenza Dali will be fit. Freya Gregory has glandular fever and misses out.

Aston Villa, fresh from their entertaining 3-3 draw with Liverpool, will hope to cause injury-stricken Arsenal a few problems and reinforce their ability to compete with the WSL’s best sides.

Barclays Player of the Season winner Rachel Daly is one goal away from matching Vivianne Miedema’s record of 22 goals in a season, so she’ll be a significant threat.

Arsenal could slip up here and still finish third but they will want to put on a performance for their supporters on the final day. Home advantage could be crucial, leading an open and expansive game to end in favour of the hosts.

PrArsenal 3 – 2 Aston Villa

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