Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal Women WSL Bristol City Women v Arsenal WSL football match, Stoke Gifford Stadium, Bristol, UK - 28 Oct 2018 Photo: Kieran McManus for The FA

Arsenal goal machine crowned PFA Player of the Year

Free-scoring Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema has been crowned the PFA Player of the Year following her excellent performances during the 2018/2019 campaign.

The 22-year-old Dutch goal machine has netted a record 22 goals for The Gunners in the FA Women’s Super League so far this season while she has provided 11 assists as Joe Montemurro’s side have gone on to lift a first league title in seven years.

Miedema has beat Chelsea pair Ji So-Yun and Erin Cuthbert and Manchester City trio Steph Houghton, Georgia Stanway and Nikita Parris to the award with the PFA awards ceremony having taken place last night. The ceremony came just hours after forward Miedema scored one and created another as Arsenal won the title with a 4-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at The Amex Stadium.

It was Manchester City who swept up two other awards for players from the women’s game. Forward Georgia Stanway was crowned the PFA Young Player of the Year while teammate Steph Houghton was awarded a special PFA merit award in a season which saw her reach 100 senior international caps for the Lionesses.

All three of the award winners are set for extended campaigns with the trio likely to be involved for their respective nations at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France this summer.

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