Arsenal 4-0 Brighton: Gunners start WSL season with comfortable win

Euro 2022 top scorer Beth Mead scored twice as Arsenal made it nine wins against Brighton.

Arsenal dominated their Women’s Super League campaign against Brighton, who were reduced to 10 players for 83 minutes at Meadow Park.

Both sides following in the season opener postponement of the first round Elizabeth II In WSL games following the Queen’s death, Gunners captain Kim Little and forward Stina Blackstenius struck either side of half-time before Beth Mead fired twice.

Emma Kullberg was sent off in the seventh minute for bringing down Blackstenius after the Swedish international had scored.

Arsenal’s display was assured as manager Jonas Eidevall directs the title to a team that finished a point behind champions Chelsea in 2021-22.

A much-changed Brighton played brilliantly, going close to equalizing at 1-0 through good chances from Elisabeth Terland and Katie Robinson.

The eleven

Arsenal Women

training 4-2-3-1

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 26Wienroither
  • 6Williamsonreplaced byWubben Moyin 83′minutes
  • 2Carvalho Souza
  • 15McCabe
  • 13Wältireplaced byMaanumin 77′minutes
  • 10little
  • 9mead
  • 11Edemareplaced byNobbsin 77′minutes
  • 19FordBooked in 59 minutesreplaced byCatleyin 64′minutes
  • 25Blacksteniusreplaced byquicklyin 64′minutes


  • 3Wubben Moy
  • 5beattie
  • 7Catley
  • 8Nobbs
  • 12Maanum
  • 16Maritz
  • 17quickly
  • 18Marckes
  • 23Iwabuchi

Brighton women

training 4-4-2

  • 1Walsh
  • 2Fox
  • 20Williams
  • 16KullbergBooked in 7 minutes
  • 3Pattinson
  • 12the bankreplaced byRobinsonin 45′minutes
  • 10Let’s bereplaced byFergusonin 86′minutes
  • 9Lee
  • 7frequently
  • 11Terland
  • 15Green


  • 14the park
  • 22Robinson
  • 23Jarvis
  • 24Ferguson
  • 40start

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