Arsenal Women clinched last season’s WSL from the clutches of both Chelsea and Man City – and went undefeated in the process.
It was a fantastic campaign, masterminded by new boss Joe Montemurro. It helped quite a lot that the squad that was assembled was littered by world class talent throughout. In defence was Leah Williamson, England centre-back and Arsenal youth.
Midfield was a smorgasbord of grit and flair, a melting pot of the right attributes. Captain Kim Little, returned from the American big-time and blessed with true vision. Jordan Nobbs, perennial England playmaker.
In attack, it helps that Arsenal have probably one of the most lethal strikers in the current game.
Vivianne Miedema, top scorer for the Dutch women’s team. The striker bagged an incredible 22 goals to win the WSL golden boot and her exploits both internationally and on the domestic scene saw her shortlisted for the coveted Ballon D’Or award.
So what makes Miedema special? It helps that she is aided by some truly special players. None more so than her compatriot Danielle Van De Donk. The Dutch schemer is great at linking attacks and has a velvet touch, which only helps to get the ball under her spell quickly and offload to Miedema.
Kim Little and Jordan Nobbs are also responsible for laying goals at the feet of our Dutch striker, but this paints a picture of a six-yard predator – and Miedema is much more than that.
Capable of firing in from in and out of the box, her finishing is unerring and perhaps her greatest skill is her ability to adapt to any form of supply, both airborn or on the deck – and always testing the keeper.
Miedema’s goal ratio is frightening and she looks nailed on to grab her second successive golden boot. She is the jewel in Arsenal’s crown and with her in the side, Arsenal will constantly have a chance for victory.
We have probably the best player in the WSL in our ranks, as well as some others who push her close. Miedema though, really is one of a kind and with her in the side, if you’re in the stands – you’ll always be in with a great chance for goals.