Arsenal recovered to draw 1-1 against Juventus in their Champions League game in Turin.

The Gunners, missing several players including injured England striker Beth Mead, fell behind early in the second half when Lineth Beerensteyn put Juventus ahead following a swift counter attack.

Vivianne Miedema headed in from a corner to equalize after the hour, but Jonas Eidevall’s side could not make it a late winner.

Arsenal, looking to extend their 100 per cent start, remain top of Group C, two points ahead of Juventus and three clear of Lyon, who won 3-0 away to Zurich.

The Gunners made a positive start, with Miedema leading the attack as Mead prepares for a lengthy break after she tore her anterior cruciate ligament in Saturday’s Women’s Super League defeat to Manchester United.

Stina Blackstenius was played on by Frida Maanum, but saw her shot go over the top of the bar.

Juve goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, who spent several seasons with the Gunners, then pulled off a fine save after Swedish forward Blackstenius was sent clear again shortly before half-time.

At the other end, Arianna Caruso put the ball wide in stoppage time of the first half.

Arsenal pressed on again early in the second half as Australia’s Caitlin Foord tested Peyraud-Magnin before Lotte Wubben-Moy’s header was saved.

But it was Juve who broke the deadlock in the 51st minute.

Dutch forward Beerensteyn burst through on the counter-attack to get past Arsenal keeper Manuela Zinsberger.

Arsenal responded to equalize just after the hour when Miedema headed in from a corner.

Miedema sent in another shot on the switch and during stoppage time nearly got Foord into the net, but the Juventus defense held on.