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‘It was so nice to play in front of a large crowd’

WHAT HAPPENED

We claimed the north London bragging rights thanks to Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema’s second-half strikes against Tottenham on Sunday.

This was our first ever top-flight meeting with our rivals and it was played in front of a record crowd of 38,262 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Chances were few and far between during the opening exchanges but Beth Mead came close when she won back possession, drove into the box and curled an effort wide of the far post.

Moments later, the hosts should have been ahead when Kit Graham saw her shot well saved by Manuela Zinsberger, who was quick off her line.

With 15 minutes remaining of the firs -half, Graham came close again when her powerful effort from the edge of the area flew just past the post before Miedema struck the bar with a thunderous first-time effort.

We started the second half strongly and came close again through the Dutch international when she saw her powerful effort fly just wide before Jen Beattie rose highest at a corner, but directed her effort over the bar.

Our pressure paid off in the 66th minute when Little weaved through two players on the edge of the area before firing home a fierce effort.

Miedema then sealed the points with less than 10 minutes remaining when she pounced on an underhit backpass, rounded Rebecca Spencer and sent the 3,000 travelling fans into ecstasy by firing home.

WHAT IT MEANS


WHATS NEXT

Joe Montemurro’s side next face Bristol City at home in the Continental Tyres Cup on Thursday, November 21 at 7.30pm (UK time).

By Sam Cox

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Match report: Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Arsenal Women

WHAT HAPPENED

We claimed the north London bragging rights thanks to Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema’s second-half strikes against Tottenham on Sunday.

This was our first ever top-flight meeting with our rivals and it was played in front of a record crowd of 38,262 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Chances were few and far between during the opening exchanges but Beth Mead came close when she won back possession, drove into the box and curled an effort wide of the far post.

Moments later, the hosts should have been ahead when Kit Graham saw her shot well saved by Manuela Zinsberger, who was quick off her line.

With 15 minutes remaining of the firs -half, Graham came close again when her powerful effort from the edge of the area flew just past the post before Miedema struck the bar with a thunderous first-time effort.

We started the second half strongly and came close again through the Dutch international when she saw her powerful effort fly just wide before Jen Beattie rose highest at a corner, but directed her effort over the bar.

Our pressure paid off in the 66th minute when Little weaved through two players on the edge of the area before firing home a fierce effort.

Miedema then sealed the points with less than 10 minutes remaining when she pounced on an underhit backpass, rounded Rebecca Spencer and sent the 3,000 travelling fans into ecstasy by firing home.

WHAT IT MEANS


WHATS NEXT

Joe Montemurro’s side next face Bristol City at home in the Continental Tyres Cup on Thursday, November 21 at 7.30pm (UK time).

By Sam Cox

Copyright 2019 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.

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Internationals: Nelson scores for England U-21s

Another five players were in action for their respective countries on Friday night. Scroll down to find out how they got on:

Reiss Nelson scored the third and final goal in England Under-21s' win over Albania in Shkoder. Phil Foden opened the scoring from a direct free-kick after just 22 minutes, with Conor Gallagher adding a second before the break. 

Nelson then replaced fellow Hale End graduate Joe Willock on the hour mark and slotted home the Young Lions' final goal from close range. The result takes England to the top of Group 3 on goal difference, with a perfect record after four games. 

Our duo will be hoping to be in action again on Tuesday, in an international friendly against Netherlands at 5.30pm (UK time).

Reiss Nelson

Granit Xhaka played the full 90 minutes of Switzerland's crucial European Championship qualifying win over Georgia. After a goalless first 77 minutes it looked like the hosts would have to settle for a point in St Gallen, but then Cedric Itten struck with just 13 minutes remaining to secure a late victory. 

The three points sees Switzerland leapfrog Republic of Ireland into second place in Group D with just one game to go. But Xhaka and co will fancy their chances, with their group rivals having to face leaders Denmark, while Switzerland travel to winless Gibraltar on Monday at 7.45pm (UK time).

Sead Kolasinac played the entirety of Bosnia & Herzegovina's 3-0 defeat to Italy. Francesco Acerbi, Lorenzo Insigne and Andrea Belotti were all on target in Zenica to end the hosts' hopes of qualification.

Bosnia & Herzegovina's final Group J game takes place on Monday at 7.45pm (UK time), when they travel to Liechtenstein. Italy and Finland have both qualified for the tournament finals in 2020.

Emiliano Martinez was an unused substitute as Argentina beat Brazil in Riyadh. Lionel Messi scored after just 13 minutes to claim bragging rights in Saudi Arabia. 

Argentina are next in action when they face Uruguay in Tel Aviv at 7.15pm (UK time) on Monday.

Lucas Torreira will be hoping to feature for the Celeste after playing his part in his country's win over Hungary in Budapest. Our midfielder played the final 22 minutes as goals from Edinson Cavani and Brian Rodriguez were enough to win the friendly in the Hungarian capital. 

Another two of our players could be in action on Saturday. Nicolas Pepe's Ivory Coast face Niger at 7pm, before Bernd Leno's Germany host Belarus at 7.45pm (both times UK).

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Preview: Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

Ten of our stars were in international action on Tuesday night. Read on to find out how they fared:

Leah Williamson timed her first Lionesses goal to perfection as she scored a late winner to secure a 3-2 friendly victory over the Czech Republic.

Tereza Szewieczkova opened the scoring for the hosts in the 15th minute, before Bethany England equalised with an instinctive finish inside the area.

Beth Mead then went on to find the bottom corner with a stunning curling effort from the edge of the area, only for Szewieczkova to score her second of the night and level the scores once more.

Phil Neville’s side continued to push for a winner in the second half, and with less than four minutes remaining, Williamson took aim from 20 yards and found the bottom left corner with a deflected effort.

Vivianne Miedema scored twice for the Netherlands in a Euro qualifier as they ran out comfortable 4-1 winners over Slovenia.

Kaja Erzen opened the scoring for the visitors on the half-hour mark, before Sherida Spitse fired Oranje Leeuwinnen into a two-goal lead with two penalties either side of half-time.

Miedema then went on to score her first of the night with a powerful header from a well-worked corner routine, before making it four in the 70th minute with a smart finish.

Netherlands remain top of Group A with maximum points from their opening six games.

Manuela Zinsberger and Viktoria Schnaderbeck helped Austria make it four wins from four in Group G on Tuesday night as they defeated Kazakhstan 9-0.

Julia Hickelsberger and Nicola Billa both hit hat-tricks, while Laura Feiersinger scored twice. Sarah Zadrazil was also on the scoresheet.

Lia Walti provided an assist in Switzerland’s 6-0 win over Romania, helping them to maintain their 100 per cent start in Group H.

Ramona Bachmann hit a hat-trick with Walti providing the assist for her third, while Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic, Fabienne Humm and Svenka Folmi also found the back of the net.

Louise Quinn and Katie McCabe both played 90 minutes as Ireland were held to a 1-1 by Greece.

Amber Barrett handed Vera Pauw’s side an early lead, but Anastasia Spyridonidou pulled one back deep into stoppage time, preventing Ireland from making it three wins from three in Group I.

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‘I’m hugely proud to be up for Golden Boy’

Matteo Guendouzi has revealed his pride at being nominated for the annual Golden Boy award.

The France international is on a 20-player shortlist for the prize, which celebrates Europe's best young players under the age of 21.

Speaking about the award, Matteo revealed his pride and also the admiration he has for the competition.

"It shows that I've been working hard at Arsenal and have also done well at international level," Guendouzi told Arsenal Player.

"I think it's a reward for all the hard work that I've done at the club and the good displays I've produced, but it also reflects my progress in training and how much I've come on as a player here.

"It's a reward for all my hard work and I'm hugely proud to be part of the 20 players under the age of 21 who've been nominated for the Golden Boy award – it's fantastic.

"There are some super players [nominated]. We know there are players like [Matthijs] De Ligt, the Juve defender, and Joao Felix, the Atletico forward.

"There are fantastic players everywhere and it's a wonderful award for whoever ends up winning it."

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