Vivianne Miedema’s agent, Leoni Blokhuis, has denied that her client will be heading to Lyon as part of a swap deal that would bring Nikita Parris to the club.

DARTFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Vivanne Miedema of Arsenal FC celebrates after scoring her team's third goal during the FA Women's Continental League Cup Group B match between London City Lionesses and Arsenal FC at Princes Park on November 04, 2020 in Dartford, England. Sporting stadiums around United Kingdom 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 James Chance/Getty Images)
DARTFORD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 04: Vivanne Miedema of Arsenal FC celebrates after scoring her team’s third goal during the FA Women’s Continental League Cup Group B match between London City Lionesses and Arsenal FC at Princes Park (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Earlier, Sylvain Jamet wrote about the rumours that Vivianne Miedema could be off to Lyon rather than seeing out her final year at Arsenal and the club losing her on a free.

The move seemed to make no sense from Arsenal’s perspective, as it would have represented a serious downgrade in attacking talent, but thankfully Miedema’s agent has put the rumours to bed.

For now at least.

Speaking to De Telegraaf, Blokhuis said, “Vivianne will remain, as it looks now, at Arsenal next season.

“That is her last contract year.”

Viviane Miedema will stay with Arsenal - De Telegraaf
Viviane Miedema will stay with Arsenal – De Telegraaf

The final line is certainly ominous, but a talent of Miedema’s stature should be playing with a chance of winning all the major honours in the game and it is up to Arsenal to show her than she can do that in London.

It’s also worth noting that this doesn’t mean Suzanne Wrack’s exclusive in the Guardian was not on the money. As ominous as the last line of Miedema’s agent’s quote is, the first is telling – “Vivianne will remain, as it looks now…” very clearly points to it looking differently until this story came out.