BREAKING: Arsenal vs Ajax – UWCL preview: team news, prediction & how to watch highlights
Arsenal and Ajax meet at Meadow Park on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.
Whoever emerges victorious over the two legs will book their place in this season’s group stages. The reverse fixture takes place on Wednesday 28 September.
Both teams opened their domestic campaigns in style on Friday evening with 4-0 victories, Arsenal getting the better of Brighton and Ajax overcoming Fortuna Sittard.
Who will come out on top on Tuesday? Here’s everything you need to know about the fixture.
When is kick off? Tuesday 20 September, 19:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Meadow Park, Borehamwood
Highlights? DAZN UEFA Women’s Champions League YouTube
Jonas Eidevall had a fully fit squad to choose from for Friday evening’s victory over Brighton, with Rafaelle returning to the starting XI and Jordan Nobbs featuring from the bench after the pair both missed the end of the 2021/22 season through injury.
Summer arrival Lina Hurtig could make her Champions League debut for Arsenal, having made her first competitive appearance for the Gunners as a substitute against Brighton.
The fixture could see a pair of Netherlands’ record breakers line up for either team; the Netherlands’ all-time top goal scorer Vivianne Miedema could feature for Arsenal, while the national team’s most capped player Sherida Spitse could be in action for Ajax.
Arsenal: Zinsberger; Maritz, Williamson, Rafaelle, Catley; Walti, Little, Miedema; Mead, Blackstenius, Foord.
Ajax: Kop; Verhoeve, Sanders, Doorn, Kardinal; Spitse, Weerden, Pelova, Sabajo, Grant; Leuchter.
Arsenal impressed during their WSL opener against Brighton, with the front four of Vivianne Miedema, Beth Mead, Stina Blackstenius and Caitlin Foord looking particularly dangerous with their linkup play and combinations..TAP.TO.CONTINUE.READING
Ajax will be sure to cause Arsenal problems, with the exciting Romée Leuchter one to watch out for, but the Gunners should emerge victorious and take a step closer to the Champions League group stages.