Frida Maanum makes Arsenal return after on-field collapse

Arsenal midfielder Frida Maanum made her return to the pitch during Arsenal's Women's Super League fixture against Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on Sunday after collapsing during the League Cup final last month.

Maanum collapsed off the ball in the 95th minute during Arsenal's 1-0 win over Chelsea in the final at Molineux on March 31.

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The Norway midfielder was subbed on in the 65th minute for Stina Blackstenius -- who scored the winner in 116th minute of the final. She was welcomed back by a standing ovation and roars of support from the 42,820 fans present.

"You can see the reception that all of our players getting when they get on [the pitch]," Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall said postmatch. "It's great that we're so well supported, such an amazing feeling and occasion to be a part of and I think the players feel that as well. They feel the love from the fans, and that, of course, is very nice to see."

Following Maanum's collapse, a spokesperson for the club told ESPN that she was "conscious" and "in a stable condition." She did not need to go to the hospital and was able to travel back with the team after the game.

Maanum did not report to Norway for international duty the subsequent week and remained with the club to receive extensive testing and assessments.

The club stated that "no obvious cardiac causes" were found following examination and that the 24-year-old would be closely monitored as she began a return-to-play protocol.