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Jonas Eidevall calls for women's football calendar to put player health first

Arsenal are dealing with a swathe of injury problems to key first team players, with Leah Williamson, Rafaelle, Kim Little and Beth Mead all currently long-term absentees.

Arsenal allowed Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley to have time off from club football in February after the 2022 Women's Asian Cup, while Vivianne Miedema was recently granted a leave of absence to 'rest and recharge'.

"There is always the balance between freshness and having continuity in the training and playing," Eidevall said. "We need to strike that balance. You can see that Viv was fighting really hard today with the team on the pitch."
Ali Rampling