Champions League

Arsenal vs Wolfsburg - UWCL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Ali Rampling
Arsenal are in Champions League action on Wednesday evening
Arsenal are in Champions League action on Wednesday evening / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages
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Arsenal face Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening in the first leg of the pair's Women's Champions League quarter-final clash.

These teams last met at the semi-final stage of the competition back in 2013, with Wolfsburg running out 4-1 aggregate winners and later going on to lift the trophy.

With both teams currently sitting top of their respective domestic divisions, Wednesday's fixture promises to be a fascinating matchup.


How to watch Arsenal vs Wolfsburg on TV/livestream

When is kick off? Wednesday 23 March, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Emirates Stadium
TV channel/live stream? DAZN UEFA Women's Champions League YouTube (worldwide)
Highlights? DAZN UEFA Women's Champions League YouTube (worldwide)
Referee? Jana Adamkova (CZE)


Arsenal team news

Mana Iwabuchi and Rafaelle are both doubts for the quarter final clash, having missed the Gunners' recent FA Cup victory over Coventry United. Speaking on Tuesday, Jonas Eidevall said they would be waiting until Wednesday to assess the squad to confirm the pair's availability.

Vivianne Miedema has been deployed in midfield since Stina Blackstenius' January arrival, and Wednesday could see the Dutch international feature in her new role in the Champions League for the first time with Arsenal.

Leah Williamson was rested for Friday's FA Cup win, and will likely return to the starting XI.


Wolfsburg team news

Almuth Schult returned to the Wolfsburg starting XI during their recent league win over Hoffenheim after recovering from Covid-19, and will likely retain her place between the sticks.

Ewa Pajor and Pia Wolter will miss out having not travelled to London, but Shanice van de Sanden has recovered from injury and is in contention to return. Arsenal fan favourite Jill Roord could also line up against her former side for the first time since departing the club in the summer of 2021.


Arsenal vs Wolfsburg predicted lineups

Arsenal: Zinsberger; Maritz, Williamson, Wubben-Moy, Catley; Walti, Little, Miedema; Mead, Blackstenius, McCabe

Wolfsburg: Schult; Wedemeyer, Janssen, Hendrich, Rauch; Lattwein, Roord, Popp; Huth, Wassmuth, van de Sanden


Arsenal vs Wolfsburg score prediction

This promises to be the most tightly contested of all four quarter-finals.

Wolfsburg have already demonstrated their credentials against English opposition with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Chelsea in the group stages, and with their dynamic midfield and the competition's top scorer Tabea Wassmuth leading the line, they can cause the Gunners all sorts of problems.

Arsenal have come unstuck against high calibre of opposition already in this season's competition, following two heavy group stage defeats to Barcelona. However, their recent WSL displays against Manchester City and Chelsea demonstrated a resilient side to the Gunners, so a hard fought draw is on the cards for Wednesday evening.

Prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Wolfsburg


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