Vivianne Miedema: ‘With our new signings, Arsenal can surprise people’


Suzanne Wrack

Arsenal have signed World Cup winner Tobin Heath and other star names and they will help lift the pressure on Miedema

“To be honest, I’m not really excited for any USA players to come into our team,” says Vivianne Miedema, deadpan in tone but with a wry smile. “It will just remind me of the Olympics.”

The Women’s Super League’s record goalscorer is speaking shortly after the announcement that Tobin Heath, the two-time World Cup-winning forward, will be joining her at Arsenal after a season with Manchester United. At the Tokyo Olympics Miedema scored 10 goals and was the tournament’s top scorer but the Netherlands exited at the quarter-final stage, losing on penalties to the US, who also got the better of them in the 2019 World Cup final.

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