FAWSL 2018/19 Tactical Analysis: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal Women

Arsenal Women secured their first FAWSL title since 2012 with a 4-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion Women on Sunday.

The victory was their 17th from 19 league games in a season where they have done incredibly well to come out on top.

Familiar names were on the scoresheet at the Amex Stadium as PFA Women’s Player of the Year, Vivianne Miedema blasted the first home, with Katie McCabe, Beth Mead and Danielle Van de Donk adding the rest.

This tactical analysis will examine how Arsenal Women’s performance allowed them to clinch yet another title. Like last week against Everton, they couldn’t have gotten off to a better start.

Arsenal Women’s electric start

Seven minutes in and Joe Montemurro’s side were already ahead. There was no surprise that this was down to Miedema, who has stolen most of the headlines this season.

She struck again, crashing home her 31st goal in all competitions and 22nd in the FAWSL.

However, with Brighton going into the game wary of the threat she poses, this showed just how potent the Dutch forward is.

Stealing the ball on the edge of the box, she was in no mood to mess about and got the party started in stunning fashion:

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