Gunners out to end Liverpool FA WSL title charge

Saturday 04 Oct 2014
Danielle Carter confident Gunners can overcome champions

Arsenal forward Danielle Carter believes her side could yet leapfrog Liverpool as the pair prepare to meet on Sunday.

No team has been in better form than the Gunners, who have strung together four wins in their last five games – including booking their place in the Continental Cup final against Manchester City.

Champions Liverpool must put an end to that run to realistically take the title race down to the wire, yet Carter wants to ensure they slip away even further.

Arsenal Ladies v Liverpool Ladies

2pm, Sunday 5 October
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Arsenal – this season’s FA Cup winners – lie five points behind the Reds in fourth place and according to the 21-year-old, they have not given up on making up more ground in the league. 

“It was always going to be a difficult season for our club and it’s great to still have the chance to catch, and pass, Liverpool,” she said.

“For us to be in two finals and finish in the top three would be a decent season considering everything that has gone on and then poor start we had. 

“We just take each game as it comes and aren’t looking ahead to the Continental Cup final yet. That means we will be focused on our remaining league games. 

“We obviously need to watch out for Fara Williams and if we can stop her then hopefully we will get a good result.”

Liverpool’s Gemma Bonner knows full well the threat Arsenal possess – but admits her team could not have asked for a better challenge.

Gemma Bonner celebrates title success with Liverpool in 2013

The Reds trail leaders Chelsea by one point and even though the Gunners aren’t in the mix this time round, the defender is not expecting to be left off the hook by Pedro Martinez Losa’s side.

“Arsenal are one of the form teams in the WSL,” Bonner said. “During the second half of the season they have really found their form, and under a new manager they have found a new lease of life.

“They will be looking to impress, but it is a great fixture for us. Arsenal are used to being up there come the end of the season and winning things, so they won’t be taking us lightly and neither will we.”

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By FA Staff