Boss Jonas Eidevall says Arsenal have “no concern in any respect” of Barcelona and that beginning their Ladies’s Champions League Group C marketing campaign towards the holders on Tuesday is “thrilling”.
They’ve began this season by scoring 35 objectives in 5 video games to go prime of the Spanish Primera Division.
“I am not terrified of something and do not suppose my gamers are both,” he mentioned.
“We perceive it’s a problem and we perceive now we have to be our greatest model of ourselves, however that’s simply thrilling. We’ll carry every thing on the sector tomorrow.”
Just like the Catalan membership, Arsenal cleared the path domestically within the Ladies’s Tremendous League, have an unblemished file to date this season and have produced some devastating shows.
They’ve scored 16 objectives in 4 WSL video games and conceded simply twice, each on the opening weekend as they beat WSL champions Chelsea 3-2. Arsenal have additionally thrashed final season’s WSL runners-up Manchester Metropolis 5-0.
Eidevall mentioned taking up Barca on the Johan Cruyff Stadium might be a “step up” as he sees them because the world’s finest.
“It is an excellent soccer workforce, however they’re additionally beatable,” he mentioned.
“It is 11 people towards 11 people tomorrow. In Sweden we are saying ‘a shovel is a shovel’. And a soccer recreation is a soccer recreation. I am actually wanting ahead to the soccer recreation, however no concern in any respect.
“It is necessary to emphasize Barcelona is the most effective workforce – and I imply workforce in capital letters – the best way they’re enjoying and particularly in offense.
“In fact that is what drives us, to see how good we may be and the way shut we’re to the most effective on this planet.”
Eidevall mentioned the Gunners can “take energy” from their very own type, which has seen them cruise by way of Champions League qualifying and progress to the semi-finals of the delayed 2020-21 Ladies’s FA Cup with a 5-1 victory over north London rivals Tottenham.
“We’ve scored principally not lower than three objectives in any aggressive recreation now we have performed to date,” he mentioned. “It additionally implies that now we have additionally a pleasant edge in our offense and I hope we are able to present that tomorrow.”