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Friday cannon fodder: more records

Today’s number is about the Arsenal Women.

Chelsea v Arsenal - FA Women’s Continental League Cup Final Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The Premier League season resumes 12 days from now. The Arsenal Women saw their season cancelled two weeks ago, and today learned that they will miss out on the Women’s Champions League. The FA decided to determine FA Women’s Super League finish based on points-per-game. To be fair, Arsenal were on the outside of the top two looking in on both points won and PPG but would likely have passed either Chelsea or Manchester City had either of them stumbled in the run-in. This season’s disappointment doesn’t change the fact that the Arsenal Women are the most successful women’s club in England.

The Arsenal women won the FA Women’s Premier League National Division a record 12 times.

The WPL National Division was the top flight of women’s football until the establishment of the FA WSL in 2011. Arsenal are tied with Chelsea (who were just named Champions for the third time earlier today) for the most Super League titles with three. Arsenal also hold the record for most wins in the FA Women’s Cup (14), FA WSL Cup (5), and FA Women’s Premier League Cup (10).

The Arsenal Women’s season is not yet officially over. They are still in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Champions League, with a two-legged tie against PSG currently postponed. UEFA is expected to decide whether it will complete the competition at a June 17th meeting. The Arsenal women are also scheduled to host Tottenham in the quarterfinals of the yet-to-be-cancelled FA Cup. According to Tim Stillman, the best source for Arsenal Women news, there have suggestions that the FA may complete the competition as a lead-in to the 2020-21 season.