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Arsenal SELL OUT Emirates Stadium for Women's Champions League clash, it's a new UK record

Ryan Smart

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Arsenal SELL OUT Emirates Stadium for Women's Champions League clash, it's a new UK record

Arsenal are set to play in front of a sold-out Emirates Stadium when they take on Wolfsburg in the Women's Champions League semi-final on Monday evening.

Jonas Eidevall's side drew 2-2 in the first leg in Germany, and will look to book their place in the showpiece event against Barcelona, which takes place on June 3.

Arsenal set the Women's Super League (WSL) attendance record in September, with 47,367 fans watching their win over Tottenham at the Emirates.

With the Gunners still chasing the WSL title, and targeting glory in the UWCL, it could prove to be a blockbuster end to the season.

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There has been a concerted effort to sell out the stadium for the semi-final, with players taking to social media to attract even more attention to the fixture for what could be a landmark evening in the club's history.

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They are the only English club to have won the UWCL, but that was back in 2006/07 - meaning they are in the midst of an ongoing 17-year wait to lift the trophy once again.

Arsenal set to sell out Emirates Stadium

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As reported by the Daily Mirror's John Cross, Arsenal have now sold 60,000 tickets for the fixture, meaning they will play in front of a capacity crowd at the Emirates Stadium for the first time on Monday evening. This was later confirmed by the club.

Winning the game would be a major boost for Eidevall's side after a number of injuries to key players in recent months.

Leah Williamson, Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema are all long-term absentees with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, with Williamson suffering her injury against Liverpool earlier this month.

All three players will miss the rest of the season, and the summer's Women's World Cup - but Arsenal stepped up from going 2-0 down in the first leg in Germany to recover a 2-2 draw.

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They will now hope to produce a similar battling display to secure victory at the Emirates Stadium, in front of over 60,000 fans for the first time in UK women's football history.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Womens Football, Womens Super League, Wolfsburg

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