The history of Beth Mead & Vivianne Miedema at Arsenal Women is well-documented, together with their world class quality on the pitch for both club and country. Their story took a very sad turn over the past year, with both suffering devastating ACL ruptures (within a few short weeks of each other), and the loss of Beth’s Mum, June, to ovarian cancer.
However, Beth & Viv are out the other end of that year – they are now fully rehabilitated from their ACL injuries and back on the pitch for both Arsenal and their respective national teams (England & the Netherlands).
Beth & Viv, both teammates and partners, will go head-to-head on Friday 1st December at a packed Wembley Stadium, as they contend in the UEFA Women’s Nations League 2023-24, for a place at Paris 2024 Olympics for their national teams.
There is much for Gooners to be excited about, in the return of Beth & Viv – I thought of 100 reasons right away, when I read the official Arsenal tweet below!
The only players in @BarclaysWSL history to reach 100 goals+assists 👑
— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) November 29, 2023
Prior to their injuries in November and December 2022, Beth & Viv scored nearly 70% of all Arsenal Women’s goals between them! Our Gunners had a very tough year without this pair, though in true Gunner-style we still finished 3rd in the WSL and made it to the semi-final’s of the UEFA Women’s Champions League!
Wishing a truly heartfelt welcome back to Arsenal’s front-line armoury Beth & Viv!
Are you all ready to see our girls in action tomorrow night Gooners?
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