Jill Roord of Arsenal Women. Arsenal Women v Manchester City Women, FA Women's Continental Cup Semi-Final football match, Meadow Park Stadium, Borehamwood, UK - 29 Jan 2020 Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA

No update on the fitness of Arsenal’s Dutch midfielder ahead of Canada clash

There has been no update given on the fitness of Arsenal midfielder Jill Roord ahead of The Netherlands’ fixture against Canada in the Tournoi de France on Saturday evening.

Sarina Wiegman’s side drew 0-0 with Brazil in their first match. Roord was set to start for the Dutch but the player sustained a thigh injury in the warm-up and pulled out of the team.

With Roord having had just three days of rest, the midfielder is unlikely to start the match against Canada in Calais tomorrow night and the full impact of the player’s injury is not yet known. With the midfielder seemingly still with the Dutch squad it would indicate that Roord’s injury is only a minor one.

Arsenal will be hoping that the player returns to England in good shape with Roord likely to be required for The Gunners’ Women’s FA Cup quarter-final tie against North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Meadow Park next weekend. Joe Montemurro’s side then travel to Bristol City in the FA Women’s Super League while they also have their two-legged UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final tie with French club Paris-Saint Germain on the horizon.

Roord joined Arsenal last summer after opting to leave German club Bayern Munich and the player has slotted into life at Meadow Park with relative ease. She started last weekend’s FA Women’s Continental League Cup final fixture against Chelsea for The Gunners as they were defeated 2-1 in Nottingham.

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