Last season was a tremendous one for Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka who was virtually an unknown before the 2019/20 campaign started.
He has since emerged as an influential player in the Gunners’ squad and it gets even better for him following some recent news.
The PFA have released the nominees for their annual awards and the 18-year-old Arsenal starlet is nominated for the Premier League Young Player of the Year award.
There is no guaranteet hat Saka to win the award as he is up against Mason Greenwood, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Marcus Rashford, all of whom are in the senior England squad to face Iceland this evening.
The nomination is well deserved as Saka has been good for Arsenal in a variety of roles as the versatile player has featured in defence and on the left-hand side of attack for the Gunners, duly becoming a key squad player.
He has made 43 appearances since his senior debut, scoring four goals and supplying 12 assists, per Transfermarkt, whilst last season he managed 1.3 tackles, 1.1 key passes and 1.4 successful dribbles per game, via WhoScored, and these figures highlight the scale of his potential.
It would be fantastic for all associated with Arsenal if a player who came from their academy won the PFA Young Player of the Year prize; and even if he doesn’t, he and the club can still take tremendous pride from his inclusion in the shortlist.
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