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Arsenal’s Little out for rest of season

Arsenal captain, Kim Little ruled out of season with hamstring injury Photo: Sky Sports

Arsenal captain, Kim Little will miss the rest of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in their Women’s Champions League quarter-final win.

The midfielder, 32, was substituted 12 minutes into the second leg against Bayern Munich in March, which Arsenal won 2-0 to triumph 2-1 on aggregate.

Arsenal visit Wolfsburg for the first leg of the semi-final on Sunday, 23 April and play the home leg on 1 May.

They travel to Women’s Super League leaders Manchester United on Wednesday.

Little was instrumental in Arsenal’s League Cup triumph over Chelsea on March 5, but the Gunners will have to do without the attacking midfielder as they chase WSL and Champions League glory before the end of the season.

An Arsenal statement read “We can confirm that Kim Little will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury”.

Jonas Eidevall’s side are third in the domestic league and just three points adrift of United.

Arsenal have already won a title this season, beating Chelsea in Continental League Cup, to pick up their first trophy in four years.

However, Arsenal have performed well given those injuries and showed in the Champions League quarter-final win over Bayern Munich that they can adapt to Little’s absence.

England captain Leah, Williamson is a good back-up option and is likely to move into midfield from her preferred centre-back position, as she did against Bayern.

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare; Editing by Julian Osamoto