Arsenal Women kicked off their pre-season preparations with a defeat to Bayern Munich Women. The Gunners, who are the current Women’s Super League champions, went down 1-0 to the German side courtesy of captain Melanie Leupolz’s first-half goal.
Arsenal Women were competing in a revamped format of the Emirates Cup, which saw them play before the club’s men’s team as part of a double header. However they were unable to mark the occasion with a win and there was also bad news as forward Danielle Carter was stretchered off late on with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.
Despite being without several first-team players due to their involvement at this summer’s World Cup, Arsenal Women started brightly. Kim Little and Katie McCabe were impressing in midfield, while Carter was looking dangerous in attack. However, it was Bayern Munich Women who took the lead when Leupolz headed home at the back post from a free-kick after losing her marker.
Source: Evening Standard