Alex Scott: Arsenal Ladies 'frustrated' by key player injuries

Alex Scott
Arsenal defender Alex Scott has won 127 senior international caps for England

Arsenal Ladies captain Alex Scott has revealed their frustration at missing key players through injury this season.

England right-back Scott, 30, is one of a number of the Gunners' first team to have had spells on the sidelines since the Women's World Cup.

Arsenal are five points behind Women's Super League One leaders Chelsea with three matches remaining, having lost three of their last five league games.

"We need our key players and its been frustrating," she told BBC Sport.

"Now you've got Jordan (Nobbs), Vicky Losada and myself coming back, and Leah Williamson is on her way back too.

Arsenal Ladies injuries
England midfielder Jordan Nobbs made her first start for Arsenal since the World Cup in Thursday's 2-1 win over Reading in the Continental Cup.
However, player/coach Kelly Smith remains sidelined, having not played since a 4-1 defeat of Sunderland on 26 April.

"We've had so many injuries but it's not something we've complained about because we've got a good strength in depth and I think that's showed throughout the season."

Arsenal went into the mid-season break second in WSL 1, but have now slipped to fourth in the table.

"For me, its been really frustrating since I've been back from the World Cup," Scott added, speaking after her side secured their place in the last eight of the Continental Cup.

"I've had hamstring injuries, I've had concussions and I'm not used to missing games. It's been hard so I just want to be back playing now."

Arsenal travel to defending champions Liverpool on Saturday for their next league game, before hosting Manchester City in their Continental Cup quarter-final on 13 September.

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