Bukayo Saka’s fine form for Arsenal has been recognised by his peers with a nomination for PFA Young Player of the Year.
The versatile 19-year-old scored 7 goals and made 10 assists in his 46 appearances for the Gunners and was arguably the club’s most consistent performer throughout a difficult season.
Handed his England debut at the tail-end of last year, it was also confirmed yesterday that our academy graduate will be part of Gareth Southgate’s squad for this summer’s European Championships.
Saka faces stiff competition for the Young Player of the Year award with Declan Rice, Mason Greenwood, Mason Mount, Phil Foden and Trent Alexander-Arnold also on the shortlist. It’s probably fair to say he stands more chance of winning Arsenal’s in-house player of the season award.
Congratulations to Bukayo!
Not that you care so much, but Bruno Fernandes, ex-Gunner Harry Kane, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Ruben Dias made the cut for the Players’ Player of the Year award.