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Arsenal midfielder Frida Maanum 'stable' after collapsing during Conti Cup final

An Arsenal midfielder is in a stable condition after collapsing during the Women's League Cup final.

Frida Maanum went down off the ball during second-half stoppage time of the clash against Chelsea on Sunday.

The 24-year-old received treatment on the pitch before being carried off on a stretcher.

Arsenal's players and their manager Jonas Eidevall quickly signalled for medical staff when they saw the Norwegian international hit the ground, with Stina Blackstenius and Katie McCabe rushing to her.

Both sets of players remained on the pitch while Maanum received oxygen through a mask before being carried down the tunnel at Molineux, the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers, which was used as a neutral venue for the Conti Cup finale.

Alessia Russo came on to replace the stricken midfielder and play resumed in the 14th additional minute with the scores level at 0-0.

Arsenal went on to win the final 1-0 with Blackstenius scoring the winner in the 26th minute of extra time.

Jonas Eidevall, the Arsenal boss, said after the game: "We trust our medical team and we got really good information from them as well."

Arsenal Women later posted an update on Maanum's condition on X, saying: "Frida is conscious, talking and in a stable condition. She will continue to be monitored closely by our medical team. We're all with you, Frida."

Blackstenius, speaking to BBC Sport after scoring the winner, said of her teammate: "It's always really hard. She's a team-mate and a friend to all of us.

"We care so much about her. You worry a bit when stuff like this happens.

"We said we wanted to do this for her, to get this win for her because she couldn't be with us at that point."