Arsenal at the 2019 Women's World Cup

Arsenal will be well represented at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, with eight players from next season’s squad set to play in France.
With representation in the squads of some of the more fancied nations at the tournament, it is entirely feasible that some Gunners stars could bring winners medals home with them.
Read on as we look at the nations who have Arsenal players in their squad this summer.
Leah Williamson and Beth Mead – England
The Arsenal pair started England’s most recent friendly against Denmark and both will hope to retain their places when the tournament gets underway.
England’s success at the SheBelievesCup earlier this year ramped up expectations for the World Cup, with the bookmakers offering odds of 6/1 for them to lift the trophy.
The Lionesses look capable of at least reaching the semi-finals in France and with a bit of luck could go all the way.
Pauline Peyraud-Magnin – France
Peyraud-Magnin will be France’s number two behind Sarah Bouhaddi, the Lyon goalkeeper who recently helped her club win their fourth successive Champions League title.
France are joint-favourites with the United States to win the World Cup and are expected to be tough to beat on home soil.
They were defeated 1-0 by Germany earlier this year, but have smashed 16 goals in their last four matches to send out an ominous warning to their opponents this summer.
Vivianne Miedema, Danielle van de Donk and Jill Roord – Netherlands
Miedema and van de Donk were an integral part of Arsenal’s title success in the Women’s Super League and will be key to the Netherlands’ chances this summer.
Roord agreed a deal to join the Gunners from Bayern Munich during May and she will be eager to make a big impact in France.
Netherlands won the European Championships back in 2017 and look overpriced at odds of 14/1 to follow up at the World Cup.
Kim Little & Lisa Evans – Scotland
Little and Evans both played in Scotland’s friendly victory over Jamaica last weekend and are expected to feature heavily in France.
Scotland have been drawn in a tough group alongside England, Japan and Argentina, but head coach Shelly Kerr has insisted they can progress to the last 16.
They have certainly improved since being humiliated by England at Euro 2017, but it is difficult to imagine them having progressed enough to challenge the top teams in France.

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