Preview: Arsenal Women vs. Wolfsburg Women

Preview: Arsenal Women vs. Wolfsburg Women

On Wednesday, Arsenal Women will play host to Wolfsburg Women in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League quarter-final.

The hosts are making their 14th appearance in the last eight, while the visitors are set to take part in the quarter-finals for the 10th consecutive season

Arsenal finished in second place in a group that featured Barcelona to book their place in the last eight of the Champions League.

The Gunners are aiming to win the competition for the second time in their history, but first, they must negotiate a tough quarter-final tie against Wolfsburg, who have been crowned European champions on two occasions.

Jonas Eidevall’s side have been in impressive form of late, winning their last five competitive matches by a combined 19-2 scoreline.

The treble also remains a possibility after Arsenal eased past second-tier Coventry United at the weekend to seal their place in the FA Cup semi-finals, with Stina Blackstenius, Beth Mead, Nikita Parris and Vivianne Miedema all netting in the 4-0 victory.

The Women’s Super League leaders will now turn their focus to European action, with the Gunners bidding to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

Wolfsburg, meanwhile, secured their place in the last eight after coming out on top in a tough group that featured Chelsea and Juventus.

The Wolves will now be hoping that they can avoid another exit at this stage, with their quarter-final appearance last season resulting in a 5-1 aggregate defeat to eventual runners-up Chelsea.

Domestically, Wolfsburg are currently embroiled in a fierce title battle with fellow Champions League quarter-finalists Bayern Munich, and they will be hoping to transfer their domestic form into their quest for European success.

Tommy Stroot’s charges have won seven of their matches across league and cup competitions in 2022 with the Wolves netting 27 goals in that period.

Having lost just two of their 12 European matches against English opposition, Wolfsburg will be confident that they can claim a positive result on Wednesday.

Arsenal Women Women’s Champions League form:
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Arsenal Women form (all competitions):
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Wolfsburg Women Women’s Champions League form:
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Wolfsburg Women form (all competitions):
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We say: Arsenal Women 2-2 Wolfsburg Women
Arsenal will be looking to take a lead into the second leg in Germany, but they face a formidable Wolfsburg team that have already played in London this season, with the Wolves playing out a 3-3 draw against Chelsea, and we think that the visitors will see another contest with an English side end all square on Wednesday.

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