Arsenal’s impressive start under new head coach Jonas Eidevall continued as they ruthlessly dispatched Reading in the Women’s Super League.
Jennifer Beattie headed the first at the Madejski Stadium before Beth Mead made it 2-0 with an instinctive finish.
Vivianne Miedema added the third before heading the fourth.
Miedema is in scintillating form.
Having made it to 100 Arsenal goals thanks to a hat-trick on Thursday in a Champions League qualifier against Slavia Prague, the Netherlands forward added a further two to take her WSL tally to three goals in two games this season.
As the scoreline suggests, this was a dominant performance by the Gunners, who are thriving under Eidevall.
Arsenal head into the international break with confidence sky high after Mead finished a largely one-sided match with two assists and one goal.
Reading were not helped by some poor defending but they were struck a blow before kick-off when experienced keeper Grace Moloney was injured in the warm-up.
Rhiannon Stewart stepped in to make her WSL debut and was forced into a save after 17 seconds as Arsenal quickly took control.
Royals boss Kelly Chambers will be encouraged by the way her side battled in the second half but it is two defeats out of two – with a fixture at Tottenham on 26 September up next.
- 2BrysonSubstituted forJeonat 90′minutes
- 4PeplowSubstituted forVanhaevermaetat 53′minutes
- 23RoweBooked at 23mins
- 12HarriesSubstituted forRoseat 65′minutes
- 16MaritzSubstituted forPattenat 61′minutes
- 7CatleySubstituted forHennessyat 78′minutes
- 13WältiSubstituted forIwabuchiat 61′minutes
- 12MaanumSubstituted forHousseinat 86′minutes
- 11MiedemaSubstituted forParrisat 61′minutes
- 15McCabeBooked at 84mins
- Emily Heaslip
Match ends, Reading Women 0, Arsenal Women 4.
Second Half ends, Reading Women 0, Arsenal Women 4.
Attempt missed. Jeon Ga-Eul (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lily Woodham.
Attempt missed. Rachel Rowe (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Amalie Eikeland (Reading Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Reading Women. Jeon Ga-Eul replaces Faye Bryson because of an injury.
Substitution, Arsenal Women. Halle Houssein replaces Frida Maanum.
Attempt missed. Frida Maanum (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kim Little.
Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Natasha Harding (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Justine Vanhaevermaet (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rachel Rowe.
Substitution, Arsenal Women. Alex Hennessy replaces Stephanie Catley.
Attempt missed. Nikita Parris (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Kim Little.
Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Stephanie Catley.
Attempt blocked. Faye Bryson (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Justine Vanhaevermaet (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Deanne Rose.
Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Lily Woodham (Reading Women).
Substitution, Reading Women. Deanne Rose replaces Emma Harries.
Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Amalie Eikeland.