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Arsenal Women confirm additional Emirates Stadium fixture

Arsenal Women have confirmed an extra home game will be played at Emirates Stadium this season.

The game in question is their penultimate match of the season against Leicester City which is currently set to be played on April 21, but could change due to broadcast selections.

Arsenal initially planned for five Women’s Super League games to be played at Emirates Stadium alongside their home Champions League matches, but failed to reached the group stages of Europe’s elite competition.

Their presence at Emirates Stadium has been promising even without Champions League football, setting two WSL attendance records in 2023. The first came on the opening day of the season when 54,115 supporters saw them lose 1-0 to Liverpool. The next came in December, with 59,042 witnessing their 4-1 thrashing of Chelsea.

Arsenal’s home matches are traditionally held at Meadow Park, home of National League side Boreham Wood, but they have gradually increased the number of WSL fixtures held at the Emirates season on season.

Arsenal Chief Executive, Vinai Venkatesham, said “We’ve been thrilled by the consistent support for our women’s team this season. That includes record attendances, as well as regular sell outs at Meadow Park and for all our away allocations.

“We’re delighted to bring our supporters another match at Emirates to build on that, and give as many of them as possible the opportunity to get behind the team in what will be a crucial period of our season”.

Arsenal’s next three matches are away from home, against Reading, Liverpool and West Ham before they welcome Manchester City to Meadow Park in the FA Cup fifth round.

Their next matches at the Emirates will be against Manchester United (February 17) and Tottenham Hotspur (currently March 3 but subject to change).

(Alex Burstow/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)



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