Arsenal head coach Jonas Eidevall hailed two-goal Beth Mead after his side's 3-0 derby win over Women's Super League rivals West Ham United.

Mead netted her first goals in more than a year after recovering from a ruptured ACL injury that forced her to miss the World Cup, as the Gunners recorded an eighth successive victory.

And Eidevall is hoping she can maintain that momentum on her return from Nations League duty with England, alongside clubmates Alessia Russo and Lotte Wubben-Moy, as the Lionesses face the Netherlands and Scotland.

"The first goal was brilliant," said Eidevall.

"She showed good self-confidence, cutting in and using the left foot.

"She constantly puts herself in good scoring positions, so hopefully she has some really good days with England and can come back and contribute a lot for us in the final block before Christmas."

Frida Maanum fired Arsenal into an early lead, with a long-range effort deceiving debutant Megan Walsh in the Hammers goal.

Viviane Asseyi headed against a post moments later, before Mead curled home her first goal on 18 minutes and then made it 3-0 just before the break after good work from Russo.

Caitlin Foord was denied by the busy Walsh.

Asseyi also rattled the woodwork from long distance in the second half, as Manuela Zinsberger denied Izzy Atkinson with her legs.

Mead made way on 64 minutes, while Vivianne Miedema made her second appearance since her own ACL injury as a late substitute as the Gunners, who trail leaders Chelsea by three points.

They welcome the defending champions to the Emirates Stadium on December 10 (12.30pm) when they expect to beat their own WSL record crowd of 54,115.

"It's big test but that's what we want, to compete and challenge," added Eidevall.

"Hopefully we'll get a sell-out and we're going to leave everything out there.

“I think this is a great occasion for that and everyone should be pushing for that. We feel that support and special bond and we’re so grateful for having it.

“It’s a giant leap to go from selling 4,000 tickets on a weekly basis to selling 60,000 tickets on a weekly basis. It enables sustainability in investing into the team, which should give you more sporting success.

"We're under no illusions that they are probably going to be our toughest opponents so far this season.

"We have to be our best version of ourselves and we're going to do everything in our power to be that."

*Amanda Ilestedt headed a 92nd-minute winner as Arsenal came from behind to beat Southampton 2-1 in the Continental Cup at St Mary's.

Molly Pike put the hosts ahead early in the second, but Frida Maanum levelled for the holders just minutes later.

And centre-back Ilestedt headed home from a corner to claim her first goal for the club since joining from Paris St-Germain in the summer.

Arsenal meet north London rivals Tottenham in their next Group D fixture on Wednesday, December 13.