‘We’re far from a finished product,’ insists Jonas Eidevall on Arsenal’s development this season ahead of Leicester City test

Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall stated on Friday that the Gunners must prepare for a ‘really competitive game’ as they face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this Sunday. 

The Gunners head north to face the Foxes, who are trailing behind them by only three points in the Barclays Women’s Super League standings. However, Eidevall did not dismiss the threat that Willie Kirk’s side can bring to the table, despite their inconsistent start to the season.

‘I think they’re competing in every game; I think they’re a really hard team to play, they obviously play with a really high pace, high intensity pressing football,’ he said.

‘We definitely expect a really competitive game and I think Leicester’s development and their investment into their squad absolutely shows the development and the growth of the league as well.’

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‘Willie Kirk is a top manager and he’s done a really good job with Leicester, both in the way he recruits players to fit the model, but also the way that he has come up with a style of play that fits this group of players really well.’

With the WSL table standings certainly being tight in terms of points this season, each team continues their ongoing fight to grab crucial results. With four teams all sat on ten points thus far in the campaign, every point matters – although Eidevall insists that ‘the data set is too small’ to make judgements yet.

‘Every time we step on to the pitch, we want to do our very best to win, and like I said before the league table is not going to be decided after six rounds and this season either, so we just need to treat it on a game by game basis and do our very best.’

‘We are far from a finished product, but If we use our time in the right way we’re definitely going to be able to develop and grow. And that’s what I think you’ve been seeing from this Arsenal side because the players have been training very well and they’ve been applying themselves.’