The Arsenal v Tottenham derby broke the WSL attendance record at the Emirates Stadium

A crowd of 38,262 watched at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2019, but that number has certainly been blown out of the water, while the all-time record for an England women’s home match of 53,000 was set by Dick, Kerr. The ladies faced St Helens Ladies at Goodison Park in 1920 – it could be in danger.

It comes on the back of a magical summer of women’s football which saw England captained by Arsenal defender Leah Williamson and led by Gunners team-mate Beth Mead win Euro 2022 in front of more than 87,000 fans at Wembley.

However, Spurs goalkeeper Becky Spencer insists that this event will not scare the guests.

“Now the younger players are fearless,” he said. “We have a lot of youngsters in the team and nothing fazes them, so I think they will do well in this environment.

“There are also a lot of experienced players who have played in a lot of games with big attendances, so I don’t think that will worry us.

Arsenal beat north London rivals Tottenham 3-0 at the Emirates in May’s derby.

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“I remember playing when there was a man and his dog in the stands, so it’s amazing to play in front of a crowd like that and as footballers we deserve those kind of attendances.”

Tickets for the derby are still available online and will be on sale on the gate until kick-off at 1.30pm BST on Saturday.