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Arsenal Ladies looking to better treble winning campaign says Ellen White ahead of Everton opener
11:46am Thursday 5th April 2012 in Sport
Arsenal Ladies striker Ellen White says the Gunners will be looking to better their treble winning campaign of last year as they prepare for the league kick off this weekend.
Arsenal begin their Women’s Super League campaign on Sunday when they host Everton at Meadow Park.
Manager Laura Harvey has labelled Everton as the club’s biggest rivals and White admits it is a tough opening to the season.
“No pressure, but we want to retain our three trophies. We want to do the same and even better this year,” explained the 22-year-old.
“It has been a long time coming. It feels likes ages since the last season finished. We are really looking forward to our game on Sunday.”
She added: “It is definitely going to be a tough game. I know quite a few of them from the England side. They have got some very technically gifted players and they work very hard.”
The suspension of the Women’s Professional Soccer League in America has seen three English stars return home to boost the Arsenal squad.
Kelly Smith, Alex Scott and Gemma Davison have all linked up with the Gunners ahead of the big kick-off this weekend.
This year will also see a British women’s side compete at the London Olympics, and White is hoping she is included in Hope Powell’s squad.
“I think with it being at home it is going to be a massive event,” she continued.
“I think in terms of being in the squad you have just got to perform well and hope that Hope picks you. It is such a massive event and you just want to be involved.”
White holds an interest in the media and will this season be contributing a column to the Arsenal matchday programme, but you will be able to read it here first.
“I really enjoy doing blogs and I am interested in the media,” she continued.
“I have done a few blogs before but this is the first time I have done it for the programme.”
You can read White’s first column online here on Saturday.