Montemurro’s side will now face either Chelsea, Manchester City or Reading.

The 48-year-old left Melbourne City in November to take up his new role following stints in charge of the Melbourne City Youth and W-League sides.

Arsenal Women dominated the opening exchanges of the match and came within a few inches of opening the scoring when Dan Carter struck the crossbar, having been teed up by Miedema inside the penalty area.

A few moments later they the deadlock when Joran Nobbs coolly side-footed Lisa Evans’ cross past Rachel Laws.

Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead added the extras.

Montemurro became the chief assistant coach at City under Michael Valkanis in January this year, relinquishing his W-League coaching role as a result before taking up his role with Arsenal Women.Β