Arsenal, once serial winners in the women’s game, have been made to wait to taste success again – but they rolled back the years on Sunday with their victory over Chelsea bringing back memories of those trophy-laden campaigns.

Jonas Eidevall’s side were deserved winners in the Continental League Cup final at Selhurst Park, showing desire, passion and plenty of quality to come from behind and win 3-1. 

« It has been like watching the Arsenal of old, » said ex-England midfielder Fara Williams as Arsenal added a sixth League Cup title to their trophy cabinet.

It had been four years since the Gunners last lifted a trophy and they had to overcome a Chelsea side who have caused them so much misery in recent encounters. 

It was five meetings without a win against Chelsea heading into the final – their latest coming in the FA Cup last weekend – but despite going behind within two minutes, Arsenal showed the type of resilience and fight which underpinned their previous successes years ago.

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