After playing six times in just 17 days at the end of the domestic season, the Ladies have now gone three weeks without a match.
“I think it’s actually done us a favour,” said Harvey. “We had a good 10 days break, where some of the girls went off and played for their countries.
“Now we’ve had a really good 10 days of preparing for the game which has meant that we haven’t had to rush our preparations, which sometimes happens because we’re limited on time. We’ve been able to prepare properly and not left any stone unturned ready for Thursday.”
Arsenal could be without Jayne Ludlow for Thursday’s first leg but otherwise Harvey has a full squad available.
Genoa – Fiorentina
Genoa out: Feronetti (df 2/0), Rossi (mf 1/0), Vargas (mf 2/0), Jankovic (att 7/2), Boriello (att 7/3)
Malmo FF – Orebro
2 rounds before end Malmo cannot afford loosing points
Johan Dahlin, Robin Olsen
Daniel Andersson, Pontus Jansson, Miiko Albornoz, Jasmin Sudic, Ulrich Vinzents, Ricardinho, Filip Helander
Markus Halsti, Wilton Figueiredo, Erik Friberg, Ivo Pekalski, Simon Thern, Jiloan Hamad, Simon Kroon
Daniel Larsson, Tokelo Rantie, Dardan Rexhepi