Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema has been granted time off to “rest and recharge”.
The 26-year-old is expected to return after the international break and hasn’t been named in the Netherlands squad for their upcoming international friendlies against Costa Rica and Denmark on November 11 and 15 respectively.
The Gunners, who are second in the WSL, say Miedema has been given time off to rest and recharge, so they will be without her for the trip to the final club Leicester on Sunday.
Arsenal then host Manchester United, live on Sky Sports, in a top-flight clash on Saturday November 19. Jonas Eidevall’s side have won their opening five matches, conceding just one goal and scoring 14.
But Miedema has had a difficult start to the campaign, scoring two goals and has been limited to substitute appearances in the last two league games.
She scored 14 league goals last season and signed a one-year contract extension with the club in May.
How to watch the WSL on Sky Sports
The Barclays FA Women’s Super League continues to be one of Sky Sports’ flagship offerings during the 2022/23 campaign and after viewing figures increased by 171% last season, we will show 35 matches exclusively live this time.
Sky Sports WSL’s current list of presenters is led by Caroline Barker and includes expert pundit Karen Carney. Joining them this season will be another of England’s all-time greats, Kelly Smith MBE, known for her successful stint at Arsenal and as England’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Broadcast every Thursday on Sky Sports Premier League, Jessica Creighton will return with her comprehensive roundup of all things WSL and women’s football with Inside the WSL.
The program will continue to go beyond the pitch with exclusive behind-the-scenes access, in-depth analysis, player and manager interviews and address issues in and around the game.
As always, Sky Sports News will operate around the clock with continuous editorial coverage throughout the season and a bespoke Twitter channel. @SkySportsWSL will continue to be the home of all Barclays FA WSL content on Sky Sports.
Your club’s list of Women’s Super League matches