Arsenal Women making Emirates Stadium their home would be giant leap forward | Suzanne Wrack

Sharing centre stage with the men’s team no longer feels like a distant dream and could push other clubs to do the same

As Leah Williamson and Jonas Eidevall reflected at the Emirates Stadium on Arsenal’s success in reaching the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 10 years, they had more than exciting upcoming fixtures on their minds. Captain and manager were united in stating it was a realistic vision for the team to play every game at the club’s 60,000-capacity ground.

It would be a huge statement for Arsenal to relocate there and the discussion alone demonstrates how quickly the conversation has moved on. In the WSL, Leicester play at the King Power Stadium and Reading at the Select Car Leasing Stadium used by their men’s team, but the impact of one of the top sides – England’s most successful women’s football team – putting their women’s team on the stage previously reserved for their premier product would be enormous.

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