Eidevall praises Foord and hopes Australia star stays at Arsenal following Juventus speculationMay 5, 2022
JONAS EIDEVALL hopes Caitlin Foord remains a Gunner following her clinical efforts in their 3-0 defeat of Tottenham.
The Australia ace, who scored twice to help Arsenal go a point behind Chelsea, has been linked with Juventus, according to reports.
The Italian side, managed by former Gunners boss Joe Montemurro, are leading Serie A's women's division having lost just one game in 20 played this term.
And last month Calciomercato journalist Nicola Balice claimed the Australia international was a target for the Turin club.
The forward has been in fine form for Arsenal alongside Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead this term.
She has notched up four goals and three assists in 15 WSL games this term.
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Gunners gaffer Eidevall said: “I really want Caitlin to stay.
"She has been excellent for us, especially since her return from the Asia Cup.
“In all the games (she has played) when we’ve been in possession and out of possession she has been a huge part of the success that we have had."
Arsenal, whose victory saw them take the title race to the last day of the season took an early lead against Spurs.
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Beth Mead rifled home a fourth-minute goal at the Emirates after a deft pass from Leah Williamson.
Later Foord doubled their advantage with a 71st minute shot near the back post.
And the forward made it 3-0 curling in her second goal of the night 11 minutes later to wrap a vital victory.
Eidevall's title-chasers face West Ham away on Sunday in their final game of the season
Should Manchester United defeat Chelsea at Kingsmeadow, the Gunners will require a win against the Irons in order to claim the WSL crown.
And Mead, who has, is enjoying the tightness of this term’s title race.
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The Gunners forward said: “We can only control what we are doing right now.
“Unfortunately we let it slip earlier on this year,so have put it in Chelsea’s hands.
"At the moment they seem to be getting results which is fair play to them.
“I’m praying (Man) United have a really good game, but it is what it is.
“But it’s nice to see the league is so competitive.
"It’s what we want in the women’s game and we want this league to keep striving to be better and teams getting closer to each other.”
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