Jonas Eidevall chats “hectic” pre-season, shaping Alessia Russo into a top goalscorer and the return of Beth Mead, Vivianne Miedema and Leah Williamson;Follow the WSL across Sky Sports as it returns on October 1, including Man Utd vs Arsenal on October 6
Sky Sports News reporter
Thursday 28 September 2023 09:33, UK
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Jonas Eidevall is tipping star signing Alessia Russo to make a big impact in the WSL this season.
The England striker joined from rivals Manchester United this summer, with Arsenal seeing off a host of clubs across Europe and the USA.
«I'm obviously delighted to get a top talent like Alessia into the club,» Eidevall exclusively told Sky Sports.
«I see her as a complete forward, she can do all the things you want a No 9 to do. One thing that strikes me after working with her is she has amazing finishing quality.
»It strengthens my belief that she's someone we can develop into a player that scores a lot of goals in the league. Over time I'm confident that will happen."
Arsenal's title challenge last season was derailed by ACL injuries to some of their best players.
Beth Mead, however, is in contention to play against Liverpool on the opening day of the season, October 1. Vivianne Miedema could be back by the end of October and Leah Williamson is expected to return in the New Year.
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«When players are coming back the first feeling is excitement, you're happy for them,» Eidevall smiles.
«They've worked incredibly hard during their rehab andRead on skysports.com