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Vivianne Miedema ends exit talk to pen new Arsenal deal

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Lewis Ambrose

Arsenal forward Vivianne Miedema has ended rumours that she will leave the club by signing a new deal in north London.

The all-time top scorer in the Women’s Super League, Miedema’s existing deal was due to expire this summer and she had been heavily linked with a move to Women’s Champions League holders Barcelona.

However, she has now opted to remain at Arsenal.

The Gunners finished second in the WSL in 2021/22, one point behind champions Chelsea, with Miedema netting 14 goals and assisting a further eight in 22 appearances.

“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,” Miedema told the club’s official website.

“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 25-year-old now has 117 Arsenal goals in 144 matches across all competitions, including a record 72 goals in the WSL since joining the club in 2017.

Miedema is also the Netherlands’ all-time top scorer, men’s and women’s, with 92 goals in 108 international appearances.