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Football - 12. August 2011.

FA WSL Preview: Three 'cup finals' stand in the way of title glory for Arsenal

Arsenal Ladies v Doncaster Rovers Belles; Meadow Park , Sunday 14 August, Kick Off: 1400

Arsenal manager Laura Harvey has billed her side's remaining three games as ‘cup finals' as they go in search of the FA WSL title, and continue their reign of dominance in English women's football.

By David Brenchley

The Gunners are now favourites to become the first ever Super League champions after their 1-1 draw away to Birmingham and Harvey is intent on getting the results from here on in.

"It's great not having to rely on other people's results going into the final straight of the season. We only have to focus on what we have to do and that is all you can ask for," she told Arsenal.com.

"We have three cup finals coming up and we will be ready for them. When sides come to Borehamwood it is difficult for them because we're very strong at home.

"The pitch is in excellent condition and it helps our style of play. We play excellent stuff at Meadow Park and we hope it continues against Doncaster and Everton."

Meanwhile, skipper Faye White, who has not started a game since returning from the World Cup, insists the Gunners will not take anything for granted.

The England captain said: "We have already lost & drawn games we should have taken more points from during the season so we won't be taking anything for granted in the next few weeks.

"But the title is in our own hands and that is all we could ask for going into the games against Doncaster, Everton and Liverpool."

"As a side we know we can stand up to the big occasions and our ability to stand up and be counted when the pressure is on helped us dig out a point against Birmingham."

Doncaster are going through somewhat of an injury crisis and will be without goalkeeper Helen Alderson, defender Kasia Lipka, midfielder Abbie Prosser and strikers Katie Anderton, Becky Hall and Beth England.

While Belles boss John Buckley expects a tough game, he sees the injuries as a chance for some of his fringe players to step up to the plate.

"We go down there as massive underdogs. Arsenal are a very strong side, especially at Borehamwood but we have to stand up, be strong and give a good account of ourselves on Sunday.

"I'm looking for a reaction to a poor performance at home last weekend against Bristol. We have got a lot of injuries at present which isn't ideal but it also gives opportunities for others to get in to the team and stake a claim for a regular spot in there."

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