Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema has signed a new deal with the Women’s Super League club.
Miedema’s initial contract was due to expire in the summer and was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona but has now committed her immediate future to Arsenal.
The 25-year-old was part of the Arsenal side that won the WSL in 2018/19 and scored 23 goals in 39 appearances this campaign as the Gunners finished runners-up to Chelsea.
On signing for Arsenal Miedema said, “I feel like for me, winning titles with Arsenal will mean a lot more to me than winning them with another club at the moment. And that’s what I obviously hope to achieve with Arsenal.”
Arsenal head coach Eidevall said: “Viv is a stellar talent and a hugely important player for this team, so it’s fantastic news that she is staying with us. As a club, our ambition is to win titles and compete at the highest level – we know Viv’s own ambitions are the same, and together we will give everything to achieve that.”
Miedema added: “I think the most beautiful thing about the game is building something with a team and with people around you that you really want to be around,” said Vivianne.
“I do feel like I have got that at Arsenal. I feel like for me, winning titles with Arsenal will mean a lot more to me than winning them with another club at the moment. And that’s what I obviously hope to achieve with Arsenal.”
The Netherlands international joined Arsenal from Bayern Munich in 2017 and has since scored 117 goals in 144 appearances.
She is the all-time top-scorer in the WSL and topped the league goalscoring charts in 2018/19 and 2019/20.