Karen Carney believes that Arsenal is the team to beat this season in the Women’s Super League under new manager Jonas Eidevall. He took charge of the club just two months prior to the start of the new season over following the departure of Joe Montemurro. Eidevall has exceeded all expectations with the Gunners winning all their five games this season. Their win over title rivals Chelsea is the three points that separate the two sides in the Women’s Super League table.
“Eidevall has adapted well at Arsenal and his team seems to come up with an answer for whatever the opposition throw at them,” Karen Carney said about Arsenal. “Everton tried to flood the midfield on Sunday, and they went around them, they had to go long against Manchester City and did just that, and defensively they have looked solid. You never know how a team is going to react when a new manager comes in.”
“I’ve really enjoyed what the manager has brought on the pitch and with his personality. Eidevall has made Arsenal more direct. If teams open up against them, they will hit you. They are improving on set plays and there is added variation from Arsenal.” she added. “Arsenal have played teams are the right time and have run away with the league. They have won the early mental battle. They have beaten Chelsea, they have beaten Manchester City, and the challenge has been laid down: who is going to beat them?”