There are three Gunners left in Tokyo competing in the Olympic Games following the eliminations of Great Britain, Japan and Netherlands. A round-up of how they obtained on in the semi-finals.
Australia 0 – 1 Sweden (Yokohama)Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord performed in Australia’s 1-0 defeat to Sweden in Yokohama; goalkeeper Lydia Williams was on the bench. The defeat implies that Australia will play the USA in Kashima on Thursday (KO 9am UK time) for the bronze medal. The US had been crushed of their semi-final by Canada, so Canada and Sweden will compete for the gold medal in Tokyo on Friday (KO 3am UK time).
Arsenal do not need any Swedish or Canadian gamers collaborating in that match, so Steph Catley, Caitlin Foord and Lydia Williams’ participation in the Games will finish on Thursday. Vivianne Miedema revealed that she has been given three days off to spend day off with household in Netherlands earlier than returning to coaching with Arsenal at the finish of this week.
It certainly follows that Leah Williamson, Nikita Parris, Kim Little, Lotte Wubben-Moy and Mana Iwabuchi will comply with the similar programme and return to London Colney later this week. Arsenal play one other pre-season pleasant away at Tottenham this coming Sunday afternoon earlier than they play two Champions League qualifiers in Moscow on 18th August towards Okzhetpes of Kazakhstan, earlier than taking part in one among PSV Eindhoven or CSKA Moscow.
It is uncertain that the three Australian gamers will participate in Moscow however the different Olympians will do. The want for them was exacerbated by a foul trying ankle damage to Jordan Nobbs in Sunday’s pleasant victory over Chelsea at Emirates Stadium, Jordan will endure a scan to find out the extent of the damage. Jen Beattie, Viki Schnaderbeck and Fran Stenson weren’t thought-about match sufficient to be a part of the squad on Sunday, leaving Arsenal with solely 9 match senior gamers with out their Olympians.