Arsenal wins Women's Super League in England

Beth Mead celebrates with a life long Arsenal fan

Beth Mead celebrates with a life long Arsenal fan

Arsenal Women became English champion for the first time since 2012 on Sunday.

It was an especially joyful day for Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal's talismanic striker, who was also named PFA player of the year.

Netherlands worldwide Miedema turned provider for Katie McCabe to double Arsenal's lead after half an hour, and a third WSL title was wrapped up through second-half strikes from Beth Mead and Danielle van de Donk.

Arsenal players celebrate winning the Women's Super League at full time, at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England on Sunday.

Miedema had earlier opened the scoring with a thunderous shot past Marie Hourihan, another Ireland global.

The manager Joe Montemurro said: "It's an awesome achievement to win the league title, and doing so in the way we did it was very pleasing".

"I'm just happy that I could help the team and I'm happy I stayed fit this year and I got in form again. I am a number nine so I do need to score the goals".

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Arsenal coach Montemurro, appointed in November 2017, shares Miedema's ambition of turning the London club into a major force on the European stage.

The Australian believes the title success will be the start of an "amazing journey" for the Gunners.

"I came to Arsenal to win the league but I don't think I've realised what we've done yet", Miedema said after the win.

Speaking after Sunday's victory, Montemurro talked about his side's achievements, saying (via BBC Sport): "It's an incredible achievement to win the league title after that long, and doing so in the way we did it was very pleasing".

"The game is growing at a rapid rate and we've got a World Cup coming around the corner".

"This achievement is the first step to what I believe is going to be an wonderful journey for the Arsenal Women team".

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