ARSENAL will play more of their WSL fixtures at the Emirates next term following record attendances at some of their women’s games.
The team will play five of their top-flight matches at the 60,000 capacity ground following the three they played there this season.
Their announcement follows the Gunners setting a new attendance record for a women’s club match played on English soil.
A total of 60,067 flocked to the Emirates to watch Jonas Eidevall’s side take on Wolfsburg in a Champions League semi-final on May 1
On that day Gunners fell to a 3-2 second-leg loss.
This term the club have sold more than 240,000 tickets to fans attending women’s matches at the stadium.
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Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham said: "We’re delighted to confirm that our women’s first team will play five WSL games at Emirates Stadium next season.
"We’ve received fantastic support at Emirates Stadium this year, setting a new record attendance in the WSL and achieving a memorable sell-out for our recent UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final against Wolfsburg earlier this month."
"It’s wonderful to see the support for the team at Emirates Stadium, Meadow Park and on the road week in, week out.
“This latest announcement ensures that as many supporters as possible can enjoy the matchday experience with us, as we continue to support the sustainable growth of women’s football.”
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This season hosted WSL clashes against Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United at the Emirates.
More than 53,000 tickets were sold before their derby duel with Spurs in September and a crowd of more than 40,000 attended their clash with Man United last November .
Meanwhile more than 46,000 fans turned out to watch their 1-1 draw with the Blues in January.
This evening Arsenal will play Brighton away with the Gunners, who are fourth, aiming to keep pace with their title and top three rivals.
A win would see them go level on points with third-placed Man Cityfollowing the Citizens loss to Liverpool on Sunday.
Eidevall said: "I don't care (about Manchester City's results).
"We have four more games, we have to take one at a time and do our very best in every one of those games.
"If we do, we will finish as high as possible in the table.”
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