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Fans compare Gunners centurion Vivianne Miedema to Messi and Ronaldo ahead of Brighton clash

VIVIANNE MIEDEMA has Arsenal fans ranking her alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi following her 100th appearance for the Gunners.

And the Dutch forward is now just eight goals short of scoring one hundred times for the club after netting in her side's 10-0 drubbing of Gillingham.

Fans who watched Miedema help her team set up a fifth-round Women's FA Cup clash with Crystal Palace praised her remarkable feat on Twitter.

One supporter claimed Arsenal's Prem side, who are currently languishing in ninth in their league, would be in a higher position if the Netherlands star played for the men's team.

Another described her as 'The Real Goat' of our time' whilst a fellow Gooner called her the 'Cristiano Ronaldo of women's football'

The club's official account hailed the striker's efforts with goat emojis in their caption.

And while raving about Miedema's clinical finishing a Gunners follower described the 2019 Women's World Cup finalist as more like Messi.

But one tweeter offered a diplomatic solution. They stated her pitch skills were similar to both stars and opted to call her "Cristiano Messi."

Breaking records in the women's top-flight has become the norm for Miedema who has enjoyed phenomenal success at Arsenal since her 2017 move from Bayern Munich.

This season, she smashed the WSL all-time scoring record with 50 goals in just 52 games.

And the Gunners ace, who is due to play Brighton with her team, has racked up 17 goals in 18 Women's Super League games this term.

The former Bundesliga Women's star is also on course to win the WSL Golden Boot award for the third year running, but faces stiff competition from Chelsea's Sam Kerr.

Chelsea's Kerr has also clocked up 17 goals and with both rivals providing five assists for their respective sides this season.

Miedema is yet to sign a new deal with Arsenal, who are third and pushing for a Champions League qualification for next season.

And the club hopes a top-three finish and a place in one of Europe's most prestigious football contest will entice the Netherlands striker to sign a new contract.

Miedema recently revealed that she would love to play for her childhood dream team Feyenoord

The Eredivisie giants plan to launch a women's team next season.

Watch Vivianne Miedema hit her 50th WSL goal to become the league's all-time record scorer

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