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Arsenal star Jordan Nobbs calls for a winning mindset

06 October, 2017

Jordan Nobbs with the WSL 1 trophy

JORDAN Nobbs admitted that Arsenal were simply “not good enough” on Saturday when they were heavily beaten by Manchester City in the Women’s Super League.

Goals from Emma Mitchell and Heather O’Reilly saw Pedro Martinez Losa’s side twice battle back to equalise at the City Football Academy.

But in the end the home side were just too strong going forward for the north Londoners as they boasted no fewer than five different scorers in a thumping 5-2 win.

“It was not good enough from us,” Nobbs told Arsenal.com after the game.

“I don’t think that anyone performed at their best, and as a team I think we looked a little disjointed and not together.

“I think we can all hold our hands up and say we didn’t have the performances we would have liked to have had.”

Nobbs is calling for a brighter start at home this Sunday when Arsenal tackle Bristol City at Meadow Park.

“I know how talented these girls are and we know we can play better than we did against Manchester City,” she said.

“We definitely need to go in on Sunday with a better mindset and start the game sharper and put in a better performance.”

Elsewhere in the top flight of the Women’s Super League, Camden coach Emma Hayes saw her Chelsea Ladies side secure their second 6-0 victory on the bounce, this time at the expense of Sunderland.

Gemma Davison struck twice, while Fran Kirby, Ji So-Yun, Erin Cuthbert and Eniola Aluko also all found the back of the net.

The result means that the Blues keep hold of their place at the top of the table courtesy of their superior goal-difference over City.

Meanwhile, goals from winger Bianca Baptiste and striker Coral-Jade Haines saw Tottenham Ladies claim their first ever win in Women’s Super League Two courtesy of a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday.

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