Bukayo Saka’s fine performances during the 2019/20 campaign have earned him a place on the shortlist for PFA Young Player of the Year.
The 18-year-old played 37 times for the Gunners across all competitions, registering 11 assists and scoring four goals.
Bukayo faces stiff competition to win. The other nominees are Tammy Abraham, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mason Greenwood, Mason Mount, Marcus Rashford
Five Gunners have won the gong in the past; Tony Adams, Paul Merson, Nicolas Anelka, Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere. He’s certainly in esteemed company.
Saka’s nomination comes on the same day that he could make his debut for England under-21s. They play against Kosovo this evening in the first game of qualification for the European Championships which will be held in Hungary and Slovenia next summer. Who knows, by the time that tournament comes around, Bukayo might be playing for the senior side.
The senior award will be contested solely by Liverpool and Manchester City players. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kevin De Bruyne, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Raheem Sterling all made the cut.