1. Manuela ZinsbergerEmbed from Getty Images
The 26 year-old, Austrian goalkeeper, signed for Arsenal in 2019 from Bayern Munich, where she won the German league 2 times. She has already featured 45 times for Arsenal and solidified herself in the number one spot. She has kept 3 clean sheets in the run up to the final and will be out there looking for another on Sunday.
18. Lydia WilliamsEmbed from Getty Images
The 33 year-old, Australian goalkeeper, has been in North London since 2020 when she signed from Melbourne City. She’s made 13 appearances so far for the Gunners and her long, successful career has seen her win the Australian top and second division as well as racking up 88 appearances for Australia
3. Lotte Wubben-MoyEmbed from Getty Images
Our academy graduate, rejoined us in 2020 from the North Carolina Tar Heels at the age of 21, where she gained some key experience in 62 games for the club. She made her debut for us in 2015 during a win over Notts County and went onto make 13 appearances before leaving. During this time she managed to lift the FA Cup in the 2015/16 season. Since her return she has made 23 appearances and scored 3 goals during that time alongside making her Lionesses debut and featuring for them 6 times
4. Anna PattenEmbed from Getty Images
Anna made her debut for Arsenal at the age of 18, after being in the academy for 6 years prior. Unfortunately she had to go to University in America where she continued to play for Florida State Seminoles but upon her return Arsenal snapped her back up in January this year. She’s featured 8 times since being back and the 22 year-old is in search of an England call up.
5. Jennifer BeattieEmbed from Getty Images
The tall, strong centre half at the heart of Arsenal’s spine rejoined the Gunners in 2019 after a 4 year spell here from 2009-2013. She has played for big clubs such as Manchester City, Celtic and Montpellier, racking up 73 career goals, including 23 for Scotland in 88 appearances. Since rejoining Arsenal she has played 41 times and as an accomplished 30 year-old her experience could be key on Sunday as she has lifted the Women’s Super League once and the FA Cup 4 times in her illustrious career.
6. Leah WilliamsonEmbed from Getty Images
Being at Arsenal since the age of 9, the now 24 year-old has already made 166 appearances for the club and won the Barclays FA Women’s Super League as well as the FA cup twice. She will be looking to make it a third on Sunday, despite only featuring in one of the games in the lead up to the final, she has been in fine form already this season scoring for both club and country from the back with an accumulated 7 clean sheets already.
7. Steph CatleyEmbed from Getty Images
The versatile wide woman can play as a winger or full back and has been utilised for defensive capabilities of recent times. Just like her fellow patriot Lydia Williams, she also signed from Melbourne in 2020 and the 27 year-old has featured 11 times for Arsenal scoring once for the Gunners so far. The vice captain of the Matilda’s has already featured for them 86 times but is yet to play in an FA cup match and will be hoping for that first start on the weekend.
16. Noelle MaritzEmbed from Getty Images
Despite being born in California, the 25 year-old Swiss represents Switzerland and so far has done so 80 times. Having played for Zurich and Wolfsburg, Arsenal signed Maritz from the German club in 2020 and so far she has played 12 times for the London club. Her plethora of accolades includes 6 Bundesliga’s and a UEFA Champions League and she will be looking to add a FA Cup to that ever growing list.
20. Simone Boye SorensenEmbed from Getty Images
The 29 year-old recently signed for the Gunners in the summer from Bayern Munich and has been unlucky with injuries during her career. She’s only managed two games so far since her signing and her 2 year stint in Germany was majorly hindered by injuries. However she has managed to captain her first club Bronby IF and her country, Denmark. She has shown similarities and often been compared to previous Danish captain and Liverpool defender Daniel Agger.
22. Viktoria SchnaderbeckEmbed from Getty Images
Just like Sorensen, Schnaderbeck signed from Bayern Munich. She has been in North London since 2018 and after 132 appearances for Munich, she’s only managed 21 here but has maintained her spot in the Austrian national team. She has experience with domestic cup competitions, winning the German equivalent twice alongside the Bundesliga, so she is used to winning and will be hoping to win again on Sunday
8. Jordan NobbsEmbed from Getty Images
The goalscoring, box-to-box midfielder has captained the Reds on multiple of her 132 games. The 28 year-old has scored 48 times for the club, however in August she suffered ligament damage on her right ankle and hasn’t played a game since despite training again, so she is a doubt for the Final, but if she features it will be a big boost for Arsenal as having a 2 times FA player of the year can never do any harm to a team. They have missed her presence this season but her teammates have filled the gaps well on international and domestic base as she usually is one of then starters for England too.
10. Kim LittleEmbed from Getty Images
Captain fantastic. The 31 year-old played for the Gunners for 5 years before moving to Seattle Reigns, she has been back since 2017 and has now played 185 times for the club, scoring 125 goals in total from midfield. She is looking to add the FA Cup to the 3 already in her collection, alongside league titles in America, Scotland, England and Australia. The 5ft 4in rapid attacking midfield will be looking to control the field at Wembley on the weekend, like she did in 2011 when she won Player of the Match in the final, and be the one to lift the trophy in front of what is expected to be a record breaking crowd.
12. Frida MaanumEmbed from Getty Images
The young Norwegian signed to the North London club in the Summer, has currently scored 1 goal for Arsenal in 8 games so far and has looked impressive in her first taste of English football. Despite being so young, she has already played 33 times for her country and amassed over 130 professional domestic appearances across England and Sweden, as well as captaining her ex-club Linkopings FC.
13. Lia WaltiEmbed from Getty Images
Since her arrival in London in 2018, she’s made 42 appearances for the club and even though she’s only scored one goal, she’s provided for the team in creativity from midfield and has been pivotal in this cup run and will be looking for her first accolade in English football. The Swiss international has received 84 caps for her country and represented them at the 2015 World Cup.
21. Malin GutEmbed from Getty Images
Since 2020, this young Swiss has managed 16 games for Arsenal and despite being a clear future gem, she is able to offer a lot to The Gunners now. She put in a great performance in her singular FA Cup performance this campaign and the 21 year-old will be pushing for a place in Jonas Eidevall’s squad, especially as she has shone for Switzerland in her 10 caps.
23. Mana IwabuchiEmbed from Getty Images
The Tokyo born 28 year-old was brought into London after a successful season at Aston Villa where she scored 2 goals and made a real impression in the English game, seeing a range of clubs trying to get her signature. She’s been flooded with personal accolades across her range of clubs such as a nominee for player of the year, Asian team of the decade and 2 times young Asian footballer of the year. Her stints in Asia and Germany playing for Nippon TV Beleza, Hoffenhiem and Bayern Munich paved her path to come and try to conquer England, and she has the chance to win her first silverware here.
9. Beth MeadEmbed from Getty Images
The talismanic striker came to the Gunners from Sunderland in 2017 after scoring an extremely impressive 77 goals in 78 appearances, however the form didn’t translate after the switch to North London as she has been playing out as a winger mainly, she has scored 27 goals in 84 appearances. She also has a 0.5 goals per game for England clearly showing she has a goal in her. The FA Cup is the only domestic trophy in England Mead hasn’t won so she will hopefully be changing that on Sunday
11. Vivianne MiedemaEmbed from Getty Images
Ever since arriving from Bayern Munich in 2017 she has been a sensation in London, with 66 goals in 75 games she is obviously a fan favourite. She has won the league in both England and Germany as well as the 2017 Euros with Netherlands, alongside this she has achieved multiple personal honours, she came 4th in 2021’s Ballon d’or, won BBC’S 2021 footballer of the year and was part of the FIFPro world eleven for 2020. She is in her prime at only the age of 25 and will be looking to secure even more silverware to push her up the rankings for next years Ballon d’or.
14. Nikita ParrisEmbed from Getty Images
Having always played at an extremely high level, Arsenal snapped her up in the summer at the first chance they could get, having played for Everton, Manchester City and Lyon, her experience at the top level is clear. For club and country she has got 104 goals in 210 games and the 27 year-old has won the FA Cup twice with Manchester City alongside the Super League and then the Champions League and French League title with Lyon. Having not been at Arsenal that long, to lift a trophy in the first few months of her arrival will signify why she left the high flying French team.
15. Katie McCabeEmbed from Getty Images
She scored a screamer in their most recent match against Manchester United and will be looking to get a streak going. The Ireland international as been at Arsenal since 2015, signing when she was only 19 and has now pushed herself into the first team and pushing closer to her 100th cap. She won the FA Cup in 2016 with Arsenal and is looking to double her medal tally this weekend. Having scored 13 goals for both Arsenal and Ireland in her career, as well as captaining her country, she can bring goals and leadership to this Arsenal side.
19. Caitlin FoordEmbed from Getty Images
The 27 year-old Australian has been in North London since 2020 and has had a big impact in her 21 games, with 10 goals and 5 assists. She has been a well known name in the game since her World Cup debut aged just 16 and she’s made 87 more caps since that day. At that very World Cup in 2011 she was named young player of the tournament and 5 years later she was crowned Asian footballer of the year. Her Arsenal career getting off to a flyer is representative of her entire career and this weekend will be the first taste of trophies she will get in an Arsenal shirt.
77. Tobin HeathEmbed from Getty Images
The American veteran signed this season for Arsenal after a year at Manchester United, and with a young core around her, her vast experience and knowledge will only help the future of Arsenal. She has won 181 international caps alongside a World Cup victory and an Olympic gold and bronze medal. She isn’t the main woman in the Arsenal outfit but her impact is big when she gets on the pitch as well as behind the scenes and her experience in big games could be vital on the weekend.