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.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal scores her team's fifth goal during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Meadow Park on October 18, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal scores her team’s fifth goal during the Barclays FA Women’s Super League match between Arsenal Women and Tottenham Hotspur Women at Meadow Park on October 18, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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.”

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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.”

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