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Arsenal’s Lotte Wubben-Moy: ‘The US was the pinnacle of competition, just relentless’

The defender talks about her time at University of North Carolina, life in the ‘competitive cauldron’ and returning to Arsenal“It was the elephant in the room the whole week,” says the Arsenal centre-back Lotte Wubben-Moy, thinking back to the buildup to the WSL game against Manchester United. “We all knew the pressure on the game, we all knew what the game meant. No one really outwardly said: ‘If we lose today then we don’t get to the Champions League,’ because you never really want to confront that reality. But, as an Arsenal fan, Arsenal player, I knew how much it meant.”The Arsenal manager, Joe Montemurro, had teased the press about an injury before Arsenal’s critical game against United in the race for the third Champions League spot and when the team sheet was released there was despair for fans at the absence of the ever-present, heart-on-her-sleeve defender Leah Williamson. Continue reading...


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