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In an interview back in her homeland, Vivianne Miedema has made it clear that she wants to see Arsenal developing before she will sign a new deal.
With a hattrick against Spurs at the weekend, Vivianne Miedema broke the women’s goalscoring record, hitting 52 in just 50 games. Not only did she overtake Nikita Parris, she also became the first player to score 50 goals in the FA WSL.
Still only 24, the forward has yet to hit what should be her peak and Arsenal fans across the planet hope that she will still be at the club for many more years to come.
That, however, depends on Arsenal.
“WSL is now the strongest league in the world,” Miedema told De Telegraaf. “Hopefully Arsenal will keep on developing as well, then I won’t see myself leaving so soon.”
Vivianne Miedema has suggested she wants to see continued development from Arsenal before signing a new deal. (https://t.co/HGE1ugWTlc)
🗣️ "WSL is now the strongest league in the world. Hopefully Arsenal will keep on developing as well, then I won’t see myself leaving so soon.” pic.twitter.com/ccFYq63oND
— miedemastuff ⚽️ (@miedemastuff) October 21, 2020
Miedema signed for Arsenal in 2017 but is out of contract at the end of next season.
Speaking after Arsenal’s rout over Spurs, Joe Montemurro said, “Look, I’d love to discuss contractual things and players coming in and staying and so on. It’s something that we’ll start to do very, very early, around November.
“We’re already starting to look at where we’re heading with the direction of next year and years to come, but obviously Viv will be on top of that list and we’ll do everything we can to make sure Viv remains a part of the group.
“She’s an important part of the group, obviously as a footballer but also off the park, her qualities as a person are fantastic.”