Arsenal has officially announced that Vivianne Miedema will be departing at the end of the season upon the expiration of her contract. Since joining from Bayern Munich in 2017, the forward has left an indelible mark, tallying an impressive 125 goals and 50 assists in 172 appearances. As the Women’s Super League’s all-time leading scorer, Miedema’s impact has been profound, even amidst challenges such as an anterior cruciate ligament injury that sidelined her from December 2022 to October 2023. There are speculations that she may continue her career in England by joining Manchester City for the 2024-25 season.

In a heartfelt farewell message shared through a video, the Netherlands international expressed her gratitude: “After seven remarkable years, it’s time to bid farewell to my Arsenal journey. Representing a club of such rich history and tradition has been an immense honor, and I am deeply thankful for the cherished memories created during this chapter of my life.”

Reflecting on her time at Arsenal, Miedema emphasized the personal and professional growth she experienced: “From the early days, I knew Arsenal was the place for me to evolve and challenge myself, both as a player and as an individual.”

During her tenure, Miedema clinched one WSL title in 2019 and contributed to three League Cup victories. Despite personal achievements, including her prolific goal-scoring record, Miedema underscored the importance of collective success and expressed gratitude to her teammates and fans for their unwavering support.

Arsenal’s sporting director, Edu, lauded Miedema’s significant contributions to the team’s success, acknowledging her exceptional talent and the lasting impact she has had on the club. As Miedema prepares to embark on a new journey, both the club and fans extend their best wishes for her future endeavors.

Following knee surgery in March, Miedema’s recent absence from the pitch underscores the challenges she has faced. However, her legacy at Arsenal remains intact as she prepares to bid adieu to the club following their WSL season finale against Brighton on Saturday.