Arsenal Women warned up for the new Women’s Super season with a 2-1 victory over the defending champions Chelsea at the Emirates stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Both sides were missing some of their star names due to their commitment at the Olympics, but it proved to be a good workout in front of an ever-building crowd at the Emirates stadium.
After an excellent start, the Gunners, who were led by new head coach Jonas Eidevall, took the lead through Katie McCabe’s excellent finish in the 28th minutes of the game.
The Gunners, who were forced to replace skipper Jordan Nobbs early in the second-half due to a nasty-looking ankle injury, were the sharper side for much of the games and looked on course for victory until Reanna Blades’ strike brought Chelsea level in the 80th minute.
But Jonas Eidevall’s side responded just two minutes later as Freya Jupp’s late strike secured Arsenal’s victory as they continue their preparations for the new WSL season.