Vivianne Miedema to return to Arsenal on one-year deal

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Vivianne Miedema is closing in on a one-year deal that would extend the forward’s contract and keep her at Arsenal, according to The Athletic.

The 25-year-old had said following Arsenal’s WSL title loss that she was unsure about what her future would look like. Rumors had linked her to reigning UEFA Women’s Champions League title holder Barcelona.

“I really want to win titles,” Miedema told BBC.”This year I haven’t won anything.

“If I feel like the club is moving in that direction then maybe I will stay another year or two years. I’m speaking with the club and Jonas [Eidevall]. I will have a couple of weeks on holiday and will then make a decision.”

Eidevall had said that the team would “do everything we can to keep her.”

She previously had been vocal about wanting to win the Champions League. Arsenal was knocked out of this year’s Champions League tournament in the quarterfinals by VfL Wolfsburg.

Despite the earlier uncertainty, Miedema was filming content at the Gunners’ stadium Tuesday in preparation for a later announcement, according to The Athletic.

Since arriving at Arsenal in 2017, Miedema has been a huge piece of the Gunners’ squad, scoring her 100th goal for the club earlier this season and finishing the season with 23 goals and nine assists. The all-time leading scorer in the WSL, she has scored 72 goals in competition.