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Arsenal trio in the running for PL end of season awards

Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka have been shortlisted for the Premier League’s Player of the Season award. The Arsenal duo have also been nominated for the Young Player of the Season gong alongside teammate Gabriel Martinelli.

The trio are recognised for their brilliant contributions to a campaign that has seen the Gunners secure Champions League qualification with several games to spare.

For a while, it looked like their cutting edge in the final third might even power Arsenal to an unlikely title.

In all competitions, Odegaard and Martinelli have hit 15 goals apiece with Saka just behind them on 14. The England winger leads the way on the assist front with 11 while the Norwegian and Brazilian have seven and six respectively.

Earlier this week, Saka and Odegaard were also nominated for the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award having already come second and third respectively in the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year. The pair also picked up prizes at the London Football Awards.


The Premier League awards will be decided by a combination of supporter voting and input from a panel of experts. Votes must be cast by 12pm UK time on 22 May.

Nominees for PL Player of the Year – VOTE HERE

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Martin Odegaard (Arsenal), Erling Haaland (Manchester Cheaty), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester Cheaty), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Harry Kane (ex-Arsenal), Marcus Rashford

Nominees for PL Young Player of the Year – VOTE HERE

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Martin Odegaard (Arsenal), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Erling Haaland (Manchester Cheaty), Sven Botman (Newcastle United), Alexander Isak (Newcastle United), Moises Caicedo (Brighton), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton)

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Crash Fistfight

Saka has 13 goals rather than 14

Runcorn Gooner

And the winner is ……..the gangly bloke who plays for the Abu Dhabians.


Truly sickening, all of it.

I’ve come to realise that I hate Pep and City more than I ever hated Ferguson and United.

The oil billions and 115 charges of doping, not to mention the media wank-fest, might just be the reasons. Oh and they are fucking boring. Cross-Haaland-Goal, Cross-Haaland-Goal, Cross-Haaland-Goal. Fuck. Off. You. Boring. Corrupt. Cunts.


I guess non-attacking players simply aren’t considered because I don’t know what else Ramsdale would need to do to be nominated, deserves it just as much as the others. Best keeper in the league this season and single-handedly won us probably just as many points as Saka, Ode and Marti.


There should be categories

A Different George

It’s hard to see how it won’t be Haaland. It’s interesting to think in terms of the American idea of “most valuable player,” translated to the Premier League. A player who stood out on a weaker side (a Declan Rice or an Ivan Toney, maybe, though I wouldn’t bet on him–sorry) would have a chance. A keeper, certainly–De Gea for several years. This year De Bruyne I think, well ahead of Haaland. Might be Saliba for us, instead of the actual candidates. (American MVP awards don’t actually work this way, but it’s a great concept.)


Haaland and City really are the proverbial Number 2 that won’t flush away.

Part of me now – a big part – cannot wait for it all to be well and truly over.

Looking forward to the family holiday, some sunshine, laughing with the kids, relaxing by the pool, a few cold beers, Mrs Q in her new bikini and some much needed peace of mind.

The HOPE THAT KILLS YOU can then truly go and fuck itself sideways.

But for now…..COYG 🙄

Heavenly Chapecoense

Martinelli as the young player of the year, I am absolutely confident about that. What’s the point putting Saka, Haaland etc in it? They stopped putting Sterling just a couple of years ago.

Spanish Gooner

Imo it should be the rookie of the year rather than young player with a cut-off based on top-flight appearances rather than age (or maybe both), like a “best newcomer” award in music.


We all like to be rewarded at the effort we put in job wise, end of April is my bonus appraisal, you could say ive had a Thomas Parthey season,
i started well, pushed on when the going got tough then couldn’t keep my focus in the last 2 months, obviously Abu Dhabi City are on course to the treble and they’re players and manager will deserve their gongs, obviously our players will have to pick up the crumbs, Odergaurd would be my choice for Arsenal player of the season.


Arteta should still win manage of the year – taking the youngest team in the league into a title challenge for most of the season is an extraordinary achievement, competing with a team that has won something like 18 games in a row, and has a striker close to breaking the all-time top division scoring record in a shorter season.

In case everybody forgot: Arteta was only able to pick his first choice XI in 3 games this season. Remarkable.


I’m sorry I know how this is going to go down but player of the season is Kevin De Bruyne. City will win the league and he has made the difference – again. Put him in our squad and we win it. That’s all you need to know.

Young player of the season, well, it’s impossible to overlook Erling Haaland and his 1000 goals. 13 goals is good. 1000 goals has never been done before.



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