Impetus’ Johnathan Stack dialled into Arsenal’s media conference ahead of tonight’s Champions League tie with Juventus in Turin (24/11/22).
Above: Arsenal’s Katie McCabe, who spoke to the media about the massive loss of Beth Mead. Photo: Alamy Stock.
Arsenal are back in action tonight in Italy as they take on Juventus in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
The Gunners are currently top of Group C with two wins from two as they prepare for a massive top-of-the-table clash at Allianz Stadium in Turin.
Ahead of the game, the Gunners have been rocked by the news that star player Beth Mead is likely to miss the rest of the season as it was confirmed on Tuesday that she has ruptured her ACL and is a massive doubt for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the Lionesses.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s game, Katie McCabe reflected upon how the squad has reacted to losing their teammate at an important part of the season saying: “For us as a team, she’s going to be a massive loss, but we’ve got a fantastic medical team around the club, and they’ll be doing their utmost to try and get her back. We’re devastated for her, but she’s got great support in our team, and we’ll be rallying around her for sure.” the Republic of Ireland captain said.
But now the focus is on cementing the top spot in Group C as a win for Arsenal would open a five-point gap with three games to play.
Head Coach Jonas Eidevall gave his thoughts on Juventus saying: “They’re a very competitive team. I think Juventus as a club in the Women’s Champions League have consistently shown over the past few seasons that they can compete with any team in Europe.
“They’ve been doing very well so we have lots of respect for that. We understand and we’re fully aware that it will take a very good performance from us in order for us to get the result.”