Sunday, March 3, 2024

Bukayo Saka named PFA Young Player of the Year

Bukayo Saka has won the PFA’s Young Player of the Year award for the 2022-23 season.

The 21 year old scored 15 goals and provided 11 assists in all competitions for the Gunners in the last campaign – as well as scoring three goals for England in the mid-season World Cup in Qatar.

He garnered the most votes from fellow pros, beating off competition from teammate Gabriel Martinelli, as well as Erling Haaland, Jacob Ramsey, Evan Ferguson and Moises Caicedo.

He joins previous Arsenal winners of the prestigious award Tony Adams, Paul Merson, Nicolas Anelka, Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere, some decent company you have to say.

So far this season, Bukayo has been on the scoresheet twice, curling home a brilliant strike against Nottingham Forest in our 2-1 opening day win, as well as a penalty in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Fulham.

No doubt there’s plenty more to come, and it’s exciting to think about how much better he can get given his age.

Congratulations to him!

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215Arse

Respect ✊

GoonerJust

Pair him with White on the right flank please….

sAMa

I remember telling everyone here that Ben White is our best RB before the season started and I was thumbed down now everyone seems to agree with me. You are welcome! In fact, he’s one of most reliable defenders we have. He and Saka have a good partnership.

Funsho Patrick

Boy does he deserve it! Players voting him over halaand,a potential balon’dor winner is recognition for his grit and consistency…..

Larry mccarthy

Fully deserved,well done young man

Alex

Pleased.

Man Manny

Congratulations to him.
Arteta has to help Saka: he is a marked man now. One way is to bring Ben White back to RB

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Our star boy.
Also, well done to Odegaard, and especially Ramsdale (for silencing the doubters and Saliba (first year in England) for making the team of the year

Bruce

Get in.

Stonks

Congrats! How many awards are there in England? It’s really confusing as they look redundant

I Like Eboue-boue

Essentially, there are three domestic Player of the Year awards (and corresponding Young PotY). The Premier League award is voted by a panel assembled by the league, the Football Writer’s award is voted by a wide selection of football journalists and the PFA award (this one) is voted by PFA members (i.e. other Prem players). There’s a host of other awards, and of course there are the confederational/ global awards, but these three are the ones that are generally regarded as significant. So (Saka winning this) award is hugely prestigious – it’s not a bunch of randos saying he’s the… Read more »

Stonks

Thanks for the clarification! But wouldn’t it be simpler to have just one award, reuniting all the voters from those 3 awards? Why are there three separate player of the year awards to start?

I Like Eboue-boue

Different organisations wanting to do their awards their own way. I actually prefer them to be separate. If it wasn’t, then you’d be blending the votes of fellow Prem players with the votes of the CEO of BlandBeer, Geoff from Luton, and Gary N*ville.

Heavenly Chapecoense

We can do without the journalists.

Frog

Pretty cool that he did all that while beating off his teammates.

TeeCee

Not to mention beating off some stiff competition.

Anon

Sounds like some kind of dodgy movie

Qwaliteee

About time this lad was recognised for his talent outside of the Emirates.

How much would he fetch now? Is £180m enough? I don’t think so. I wouldn’t part with him for £200m.

Off topic, but those sorry little Spuds have bottled the League Cup tonight.

Which just leaves them with the FA Cup 3rd Round exit in January and that’s another trophyless season done and dusted. Forever in our shadow and battered everywhere they go…. 😂

He’s got no hair but we don’t care...

Big congrats B!

I bet you’d have swapped that trophy for Benjamin White back at right back.

Royal Goon

God bless him and Arsenal staff plus the family environment.

shokim

Well done B! Frightening to think he’s only 21, and how far more he can go. Congratulations 🏆

Andy

Strange he won Haaland in Young Player of the Year Award but Haaland won the Player of the Year Award lol

Nzini

Can we please get Ansu on loan!

wrightstuff8

Fully deserved. Well done Lad!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now onto some trophies……
COYG!!!

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