Asisat Oshoala celebrates scoring Gunners second goal (Photo by Alex Morton - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)"
Asisat Oshoala celebrates scoring Gunners second goal (Photo by Alex Morton – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Arsenal Ladies got their Women’s Super League campaign off to a winning start with a 3-1 victory over Reading, at Meadow Park last night.

Goals from Dominique Janssen (34th minute), Asisat Oshoala on her debut (46th minute) and Danielle Carter (70th minute) sealed the win for the Gunners.

Jade Boho-Sayo scored the reading goal in the 58th minute.

Janssen opened the scoring when she ran at the Reading defence and drove a low shot beyond Grace Moloney from the edge of the area.

Seconds after the interval Oshoala latched on to Carter’s pass and rounded Moloney before rolling the ball into an empty net for number two.

Debutant Boho-Sayo stooped low to head Reading back into the contest, but Carter made the result safe when she nodded in a corner 20 minutes from time.

Speaking after the match Asisat Oshoala, who moved from Women’s Super League 1 rivals Liverpool in the close season, said.

“You’ve seen nothing yet.I had fun tonight. It was a very good start for me as an individual, getting to know my players, getting to know a new role.

I think it was a very good thing for me to grow into the game gradually.

I promise to give my best to the team. I want Arsenal to win a trophy, win every competition, win every game we play in this season.

I just have to give it my best in the training sessions and in every game give 100 per cent, this is a very competitive team.

You have to give your best every time, because we have a lot of good players.

Three points in the first game of the season is very important for us and very difficult as well, because it’s a home game against a new team and you don’t know the way they are going to play.

It was a very good win for us.”

Arsenal (4-3-3): Sari van Veenendaal; Alex Scott, Jemma Rose, Leah Williamson, Emma Mitchell; Dominique Janssen, Vicky Losada, Jordan Nobbs; Danielle Carter, Asisat Oshoala, Marta Corredera

Substitutes: Fara Williams for Losada 66, Danielle van de Donk for Nobbs 66, Natalia Pablos Sanchon for Scott 80