Wolfsburg vs Arsenal Women’s Champions League 2022-23 preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, possible line-ups. Wolfsburg and Arsenal meet in their UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg on Sunday 23 April at VfL Wolfsburg Arena.
Wolfsburg vs Arsenal at a Glance
When: Sunday 23 April (15:30 CET kick-off)
Where: VfL Wolfsburg Arena, Wolfsburg
What: UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final first leg
How to follow / Where to watch: Build-up and live stream from DAZN can be found here
Second leg: 18:45 CET, Monday 1 May, Arsenal Stadium
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Wolfsburg, making their debut, got the better of Arsenal in the 2012/13 semi-finals on their way to the first of two titles. Until this season that was the Gunners’ most recent appearance in the last four, not helped by also losing to Wolfsburg in the quarter-finals a year ago.
But Arsenal knocked out Bayern to ensure a return to the semis despite the long-term absences of Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead, and an injury to Kim Little, who now is also out for the rest of the campaign. On top of that, Leah Williamson, taking over the captaincy (as well as a central midfield role) from Little, suffered a serious injury on Wednesday in the loss at Manchester United. Lina Hurtig and Caitlin Foord are also out but Steph Catley is now back.
Wolfsburg themselves are coming off a stunning 5-0 German Cup semi-final win at Bayern at the weekend in which they were missing Alex Popp, injured on international duty. Popp will not play and Lena Lattwein is definitely out until the end of the season with a broken collarbone, but Marina Hegering is back in contention for a place.
Former Arsenal players Jill Roord and Dominique Janssen are set to line up against their old club, while Gunners defender Noelle Maritz appeared more than 100 times for Wolfsburg.
Last six games (most recent result first): WWWDLW
Last match: Duisburg 0-3 Wolfsburg, 19/04
Where they stand: 2nd in Frauen-Bundesliga, German Cup final
Last six games (most recent result first): LWWWLW
Last match: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal, 19/04
Where they stand: 3rd in Women’s Super League, League Cup winners
Wolfsburg: Frohms; Wilms, Hendrich, Janssen, Rauch; Oberdorf, Huth; Brand, Roord, Jónsdóttir, Pajor
Arsenal: Zinsberger; Maritz, Wubben-Moy, Rafaelle, Catley; Maanum, Wälti, Kühl; Pelova, Blackstenius, McCabe