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Arsenal fired up for Tottenham clash

Arsenal defender Leah Williamson has said that WSL standards have improved speaking with Sky Sports this week.

Williamson 22 said speaking ahead of Sundays North London Derby with Tottenham Hotspur “Every game is a must-win for us now, we can’t afford to slip up and playing a derby brings added pressure,”

” A loss by either of the teams will change the whole dynamic, that’s how tight at the top it is and we have to win every game now in case they slip up.

“It’s a shame we feel like that because I think we have taken our performances up a notch from last year so it’s disappointing when they are not matching up with the results.

“The standard of the league has certainly stepped up – Chelsea are absolutely flying.

Arsenal currently sit third in the table three points behind current leaders Manchester City who beat the Gunners 2-1 last Sunday.

“It’s great for us and the league to have the competition but on our day we should be winning those games [against Chelsea and Manchester City].”

Williamson is the only Arsenal player to have started in every WSL game this season as she continues to grow from strength to strength.

Gunners forward Beth Mead is looking forward is looking forward to Sunday’s reverse of November’s 2-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium thanks to Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema goals.

Mead said on the last derby ” It felt like a real game of football, you coukd feel the feistiness between the players and the fans”.

” I was getting booed when I was going to hit corners and their was tackles flying around in the pitch and thats part and parcel of these derby games, as a football player you actually quite enjoy that”.

The former Sunderland forward ended by saying “I think it’s going to be a big rivalerly with Tottenham for the coming seasons”.

Arsenal host Tottenham this Sunday at Borehamwood with a 2pm kick off.


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