Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif has spent the last few months watching the club's women's team along with visits to grassroots sister club the Hitchin Belles while talking to a number of people in and around both organisations as well as interviewing the Gunners US superstar Heather O'Reilly. Ahead of the Arsenal v Chelsea Women's FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday read on for his exclusive, in-depth report on the ever-growing game of women's football.
We won't let the Beast from the East disrupt our normal Friday Arsenal Fanzone Q&A. This week we have loyal Gunner Lea Baynes who is also part of the brilliant Gay Gooners group and sits on the committee. Read on for Lea's interview with Layth Yousif.
Read Layth Yousif's in-depth feature on Darren Sarll - a rising managerial star north of London - who trained at Arsenal's academy as a youngster and who took former Gunners starlet Kaylen Hinds on loan last term.
England striker Jodie Taylor scored twice ahead of the upcoming international break, as Arsenal made their extra quality count by thrashing Watford in the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup on Thursday night.