06 December 2022
European action returns for Juventus Women on Wednesday 7 December. Two weeks since the UEFA Champions League Matchday 3 fixture at home to Arsenal Women, the Bianconere prepare for the return match against the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium in London.
The first meeting finished 1-1, which left Arsenal in command of Group C, two points ahead of the Bianconere.
Since that match, Arsenal have played just once.
Absent from the cup action that filled the English fixture list immediately after Juve halted Arsenal's 100% record in this season's Champions League group stage, the Londoners returned to action last weekend.
At Meadow Park, Arsenal defeated Everton 1-0 on Matchday 9 of the Women's Super League. Although the scoreline would suggest a tight contest, Jonas Eidevall's team actually attempted 33 shots, 14 of which were on target, with the opposition goalkeeper making 12 saves.
The victory kept Arsenal in second place in the league table, three points behind Chelsea - who have played one match more - and on equal points with Manchester United, the side that ended the Gunners' 18-match unbeaten run on the eve of their visit to the Allianz Stadium.
The matchwinner against Everton was Vivianne Miedema, who scored the game's only goal on 24 minutes.
After seven games without a goal the Dutch striker has now scored in back-to-back matches after cancelling out international teammate Lineth Beerensteyn's opener for Juventus in the Champions League.
Against Everton, Miedema had seven shots, two of which were cleared off the line.
On Saturday Arsenal welcomed back Leah Williamson after a two-month absence with a foot injury. The player that captained England to European Championship glory in the summer came on in the second half for her 200th appearance for the club she joined as a child. The 25 year old increases coach Eidevall's options in defence.
Lina Hurtig missed out on the win over Everton. The former Juve winger was absent because of the injury that saw her sidelined for the fixture in Turin.