I am pretty sure it's actually Barcelona dictating terms. If Barcelona is willing to give her a starting spot, she will come. She wants to win titles, she wants to compete for Golden Ball etc, but if Barcelona can only offer her rotation with Hermoso, I think it's not good enough for her and it probably doesn't make sense for Barca as well, if Hermoso is staying. Otherwise, a best-case scenario for Arsenal if Miedema stays, is another title race in WSL with Chelsea and City and maybe 1/4 or 1/2 of CL depends on a draw. This Arsenal team would never ever win CL in a million years. Barca destroyed them this season to a point that Arsenal was losing 4-0 and couldn't get the ball just to connect a few passes or keep any sort of possession, it was painful to watch them. I think Wolfsburg, Bayern, Lyon would beat Arsenal without too much problem as well, perhaps even PSG, Juve and Chelsea. Not sure why Miedema would stay in Arsenal if she wants to win titles and Barcelona are willing to sign her and give her a starting 11 spot ahead of Hermoso. p/s I am actually not sure if Miedema as a No 9 would be better than Hermoso for a few years until Hermoso would be way over her prime conditions.