Russo starts against her old team….
Here is the embryonic table.
Niall McVeigh has written a detailed preview of this game and the Arsenal manager’s future.
Meanwhile, visitors will appear in a new dress designed by Stella McCartney Custom made away jersey For Friday’s game, United have their own visual cue to represent their progress off the pitch. A mural of Mary Earps created by the club in partnership with Sky Sports and reading “Welcome to Manchester” sends a defiant message after the England goalkeeper stayed at United this summer amid continued interest from Arsenal.
It’s a big night for Alessia Russo, the lioness who left Manchester United to join Arsenal. The pressure is immediately on Arsenal after they lost to Liverpool last week, a huge blow following their early exit from the Champions League. This was supposed to be the season where they had a big title challenge and looking at recent WSL seasons there isn’t much margin for error, so an away win is high on Jonas Eidevall’s wish list. For Manchester United’s Marc Skinner, an away win at Aston Villa was a practical start against a good side as Rachel Williams scored the winner in stoppage time. Lucia Garcia’s goal was a good sign for a team hoping to replace Russo from within.
Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m., come along.