Arsenal break WSL attendance record with 4-1 victory over Chelsea

A huge crowd watched the Gunners beat Chelsea!

Arsenal break WSL attendance record with 4-1 victory over Chelsea
Arsenal FC v Chelsea FC- Barclays Women's Super League
England’s Alessia Russo scored twice in front of 59,042 fans at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal have set a new Women’s Super League attendance record as a crowd of 59,042 watched the Gunners beat Chelsea 4-1 at the Emirates on Sunday.

England international Beth Mead got on the scoresheet while fellow Lionesses star Alessia Russo bagged two goals in a dominant performance.

The result means that Arsenal are now level on points with Chelsea at the top of the WSL table after the opening nine games of the 2023-24 campaign.

The crowd of 59,042 in north London breaks the previous record of 54,115 – which was set in Arsenal’s home fixture against Liverpool earlier this season.

‘The support we’ve seen for our women’s team has been incredible, and is felt by everyone associated with our club,’ Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham said.

‘Breaking our own WSL attendance record is another landmark moment.

‘We’re proud of our women’s team, our fantastic supporters, and our passionate people across our club – all of whom have contributed to this moment.

‘The hard work that got us here will continue as we remain focused on nurturing the connection with our supporters.

‘It’s been encouraging to see attendances and broadcast viewing figures grow this season across the WSL.

‘We want to ensure that we drive this level of support consistently, season after season, as we continue to accelerate the sustainable growth of the women’s game.’

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