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Where does Vivianne Miedema fit for Manchester City?

The Dutch center-forward and all-time leading scorer in the WSL made the shocking switch to Manchester City after seven years with Arsenal

Vivianne Miedema (11 Arsenal) faces the crowd with her hands up as she celebrates after scoring during a Barclays FA Womens Super League game between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion.
Photo Copyright Jay Patel for SPP

It was a transfer that had once seemed impossible, then slowly turned improbable, and is now complete. In fact, the move has caused shockwaves across the continent as the Dutch center-forward Vivianne Miedema made the switch after seven years from Arsenal to Manchester City on a free transfer.

The move caught many off-guard given her historical importance and contributions to the Gunners. Miedema is the all-time leading Women’s Super League goal-scorer and has 100+ goals for Arsenal having been their primary No. 9 since she joined the club from Bayern Munich in 2017.

The move to Manchester City is intriguing, not just because of the social impact of moving from one rival to another, but because it also poses a fundamental tactical question: where does Miedema fit in Gareth Taylor’s team?

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