Arsenal will travel to the Joie Stadium for the first time this season as they face top-of-the-table opponent, Manchester City in the penultimate game of 23/24. 

When the two teams last met, Gareth Taylor’s side managed to knock Arsenal out of the Women’s FA Cup final, all thanks to Laia Aleixandri striking the ball past D’Angelo from a close range.

Manchester City then went on to face Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter finals but fell short on penalties after Greenwood and Kelly had their shots saved.

Arsenal will be looking to show a response to last weekend’s 1-1 draw away at Everton in the Barclays Women’s Super League after they failed to find their footing, unable to push themselves ahead.

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But Manchester City won’t let the Gunners get away with an easy win, as they need to keep their current five-game winning streak continuing if they want to remain in the title race against London opponent, Chelsea.

A 4-0 victory at Ashton Gate last week saw Manchester City add to their commanding goal difference against Chelsea, meaning they now hold an eight-goal advantage over the Blues.

Emma Hayes’ side lost footing on the title race this week after suffering a 4-3 defeat away to Liverpool at Prenton Park.

Nevertheless, City manager Gareth Taylor believes his sides’ job remains the same.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s fixture, he said: ”For us, our objective hasn’t changed, it’s to win the game, it’s as simple as that.

”Chelsea are still champions, and they will be champions until the final whistle at the end of the season.”

He added: ”As it stands, they have that title and we’re fighting to get it.”

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Team news

For Arsenal, Vivianne Miedema will be absent from the squad due to needing minor treatment on her knee.

Goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo will return to the squad after she missed the Gunner’s last game against Everton.

Other members who will be absent include Amanda Ilestedt (pregnancy), Kaylan Marckese (ACL), Lina Hurtig (back injury) and Lia Walti (knee injury).

For Manchester City, Khadija Shaw is still missing as she suffered a broken foot in their game against West Ham.

Jill Roord is also continues to be absent due to suffering an ACL injury, as well as goalkeeper Sandy McIver.

The game is set to be broadcasted on BBC 1, as well as the FA Player with kick-off at 2.15pm

Featured image courtesy of Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC.