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Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall keen to make most of record WSL attendance in derby

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Arsenal will break the Women’s Super League attendance record when they host rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday – and Gunners boss Jonas Eidevall is determined to ensure they make the most of the opportunity to impress.The Gunners have now sold 51,000 tickets for the north London derby, moving 2,900 between Wednesday and Thursday.

The previous WSL record, 38,262, was set in 2019 when the same teams met at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Eidevall believes that fans being prepared to invest in such unprecedented numbers sets a vital benchmark for the league’s future and he is keen for it to be no one-off.“Remember it’s 50,000 sold tickets,” he said. “It’s not giveaways, it’s not sold for a discounted price.

It’s sold tickets. And I think that’s really, really special, because that means doing this the way the club has done it it’s sustainable.“It shows that the interest there is for real.

That’s the investment that we as a team, as a club have done but also past generations or past teams have done to put us onto this stage here, that’s phenomenal.“We feel, of course, that we want to go out and we want to make the most of it tomorrow, so it can happen again more frequently.“I think it’s so important for growing the game that we don’t have these occasions as a one-off.

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