Arsenal striker Vivian Miedema has signed a new contract with the Women’s Premier League club.
Midema’s initial contract was due to expire in the summer and was closely linked with a move to Barcelona, but she is now committed to her near future to Arsenal.
The 25-year-old was part of the Arsenal team that won the WSL World Series of Poker in 2018/19 and has scored 23 goals in 39 games this season as Arsenal finished second to Chelsea.
Upon signing for Arsenal, Miedema said: “I feel for me, winning titles with Arsenal would mean a lot more to me than winning them with another team at the moment. This is what I clearly hope to achieve with Arsenal.”
Arsenal manager Edval said: “Viv is a fantastic talent and a very important player for this team, so it’s great that she will stay with us. As a club, our ambition is to win trophies and compete at the highest level – we know that Viv’s ambitions are the same, and together we will give everything to make that happen. “.
“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 Miedema.
“I feel like I got it at Arsenal. I feel like for me, winning titles with Arsenal would mean a lot more to me than winning them with another club at the moment. And that is clearly what I hope to achieve with Arsenal.”
The Dutch international joined Arsenal from Bayern Munich in 2017, and has since scored 117 goals in 144 matches.
She is the WSL’s all-time leading scorer and topped the league’s top scorer lists in 2018/19 and 2019/20.