Arsenal midfielder Daniëlle van de Donk admits she felt “lost” and wasn’t enjoying her football before new manager Joe Montemurro arrived just over 12 months ago. It’s little more than 12 months since the Australian took charge of his first Arsenal game and his arrival has sparked an upturn in form in both the team and the Dutch star.
There are very few managers who have a penchant for a motivational quote quite as much as soon-to-be-former Birmingham head coach Marc Skinner. While Skinner is leaving his role to take charge of National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) side Orlando Pride, he’s a local boy through and through — just listen to his accent.
Keen to not let their first potential FA WSL title since 2012 slip through their fingers after a more-than-impressive first half of the season, Arsenal has swooped in early to seal the signings of Danish duo Janni Arnth and Katrine Veje.