Widely recognised as one of the best strikers to have graced the women’s game, Vivianne Miedema has scored at a breathtaking rate wherever she has gone. Having averaged almost a goal a game over six years at Heerenveen and Bayern Munich, Miedema joined Arsenal in May 2017, and, astonishingly, by October 2020 had become the leading goalscorer in Women’s Super League (WSL) history, when she became the first player to surpass 50 goals in the competition.
She has also scored more goals for the Netherlands than any other player – male or female – and, ominously for her opponents, Arsenal’s manager Joe Montemurro believes Miedema can get even better. “Vivianne’s ability to be better is there,” Montemurro said after she broke the WSL goalscoring record at the age of 24. “She can get better. She’s a person who wants to get better, she wants to challenge herself, she wants to be even better, because there’s still a lot of learning and development to go.”