Eidevall is enjoying Manchester City’s test for Arsenal and hopes WSL will attract more investment
JONAS EIDEVALL hopes that WSL’s “Drama and Entertainment” will find more financial support for the division in the future.
And the Arsenal boss is enjoying the challenge his aces face when they take on Manchester City this afternoon.
Eidevall shared his thoughts on WSL after the Gunners and Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals before his side later faced City.
The midday duel comes days after London rivals’ dramatic defeats by Bayern Munich and Lyon.
When asked what these results say about the strength of the league, the Arsenal boss said: “It says a lot.
“We have Manchester United and Manchester City, who have played incredibly well so far this season.
“They also have the quality to go very far in Europe.”
Eidevall’s comments coincided with the FA revealing that 500,000 fans have attended WSL games so far this season.
The Gunners gaffer added: “We play a lot of games (in WSL) that are really challenging.
“You see a team like Aston Villa and the football they produce – it’s amazing and a really high level football.”
“Speaking of only four (WSL teams) could be a mistake. More clubs will come (through).
“That will be the strength of the league.
“It’s what no other European country will have at the moment – a league that can offer so much competition, so much drama and so much entertainment.
“Hopefully that can be a real driver of financial investment to get the best players in Europe to come here to play in England.”
Arsenal have won just one of their last six WSL games with Manchester City, while their rivals have won four of those games.
While the Gunners overcame their opponents en route to the League Cup this year, City retaliated with a 2-1 WSL win in February.
The Arsenal boss added: “I see them as a very strong team.
“They are very organized both on and off the ball and have a very clear vision of how they want to execute (their game plan).
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing against this strong team.”
In today’s duel, Steph Houghton could make her ninth WSL appearance this season.
And Taylor believes the City skipper is in good form for his side.
The Citizens boss said: “Steph has performed really well for us during this time.
“I think she’s playing some of the best football we’ve ever seen. Her leadership skills are tremendous.”
Arsenal v Manchester City will be broadcast live on BBC Two from 12:30pm and streamed live on BBC iPlayer today.
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