The first team are training under the supervision of Vic Akers and John Bayer the COE director who holds the UEFA A licence.
New manager Shelley Kerr, who is replacing Laura Harvey, will start working in March but is likely to be there on the 24th of February for the away friendly game nicknamed “the battle of Britain” against Glasgow City at Petershill Park.
Rebecca Spencer has just been added to the Ladies squad on Arsenal.com
The reserves game was postponed this weekend and they now have a big game on Sunday against Millwall Lionesses first team in the London Women’s Senior Cup semi-final. It will be a tough test against a good and physical side who are currently the joint leaders in the Women’s Premier League Southern Division (3rd level in women’s football).
The U17′s beat Gillingham 5-0 on Saturday and still sit in 3rd place in the LSE Girls U17 COE League trailing Chelsea by 4 points with 2 games in hand and Middlesex FA by 2 points with 3 games in hand. They are away to Norwich on Saturday.
Arsenal confirmed that they will be terminating the Elite Education Programme. More can be read about that here.
England calls-up :
Cyprus Cup (senior): Steph Houghton, Alex Scott, Jordan Nobbs, Rachel Yankey, Kelly Smith and Ellen White
La Manga U23 tournament: Danielle Carter
Players have also been selected for U17 and U19 camps but no news has been released by the FA.
Gemma Davison, Rebecca Spencer and Gilly Flaherty have been overlooked again. Katie Chapman retired a couple of seasons ago due to disagreements on child care while on international duty.
Scotland calls-up :
Kim Little and Jennifer Beattie are currently in the USA as Scotland are playing a double header against the Olympic champions. Kim scored the only Scottish goal in the 4-1 defeat on Saturday. Kim played 90 minutes in her usual playmaker spot, Jenny played 73 minutes up front.
The second game will be played very early on Thursday morning at 1 am and will be streamed live on ussoccer.com