Monday, July 4, 2022

Saka and Smith Rowe make PFA Young Player of the Year shortlist

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Saka and Emile Smith Rowe

…have been nominated by their peers for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Between them, the Arsenal duo made 80 appearances, scored 23 goals and made nine assists.

Bukayo and Emile are nominated alongside Conor Gallagher, Phil Foden, Reece James and Jacob Murphy.

Having won the award last year and having been crowned the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year for 21/22, Foden is arguably the favourite although you could easily make a strong argument in favour of Saka who has grown in stature at both domestic and international levels.

We’ll find out who gets the gong soon enough, the winner will be announced on Thursday, 9 June. Here’s hoping one of our boys follows in the footsteps of Messrs Adams, Merson, Anelka, Fabregas and Wilshere.

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C.B.

Both well deserve it and I’d put them in the number 1 and 2 slots, though could be accused of being biased.

Db412

Saka has to win surely. Foden maybe but Saka has better stats and played in every game.

Tombo

Foden is very good but Saka has a bigger direct impact in games.

A Different George

I have noticed that among all the little articles about various awards our players have been nominated for, neither of the Andrews has mentioned that Lacazette is up for Goal of the Year. A cynic might say, “right, he scores a goal a year,” but I don’t think the award means that.

Merlin’s Panini

Lewis Dunk FTW

Gunnersaurus

Goal of the year went to Salah v Man City already I think

loose_cannon

Obviously biased, but Saka has had a better individual season than Foden, and is far more important to his team. He should win it.

Sheldon

I really hope we give Saka a blank contract to sign for whatever he wants. I have nightmares of Klopp chattering in his ear luring him away from us as Salah’s replacement

Crippledhand

Klopp is more likely to go for Martinelli

Blueberry

Only if we get 100 million and 1 Euros

John C

Conor Gallagher should win it for not having a twitter account

Nyagah

I’d vote for Saka because while other young players relied on senior teammates to up their game , the boy carried the whole arsenal team from position 20 at relegation to 5th into Europa league slots

Martin R

I love Saka and sincerely hope he wins the award. However it’s an exaggeration that he carried the whole Arsenal team. I think that ESR, Ødegaard, Partey, Tomiyasu, Tierney, Martinelli and Ramsdale have all played their part too

Bleeding gums murphy

I’m in shock you didn’t include Xhaka 😂😂

Martin R

As I should have done together with White and Gabriel. Thank you pointing out my mistakes

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Yes it is exaggerated to say that Benzema carries Real Madrid. I think that Modric, Kroose, Vinicius all play their part too.

Elyas

*Jacob Ramsey

Not Murphy

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