Have Arsenal made a boo boo over the player of the year nominations? by Martin
The nominations for the Arsenal player of the year award have been released and while the six players nominated are all deserving it is the omission of Aaron Ramsey that stands out.
These are the players n the short list as announced on Twitter by the club.
🗳 It's time to vote for your Player of the Season!
There are six nominees to choose from – but who will you pick? 🤔
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 16, 2019
It makes sense to leave Ramsey out because you do not want your player of the year not actually playing for you, which is the case with Ramsey, but is it really justified?
I think it is, if he was a genuine contender then maybe he should be included but I personally would not pick him, not because he is leaving us but because there are players far more deserving of the award than the Welshman, so why even include him?
I have no doubts there will be some of you that think he should be included but look at it from the point of view of the club.
They use the player of the year for a whole host of events, I remember many many years back when a certain Kenny Sansom awarded trophies to my school team, he was announced as the Arsenal player of the year handing out our schools player of the year award, there are charity events, PR events and so forth, none of that can be done if you have a player that is no longer with you.
Also, how can you be deserving of the award if you are not staying with the club, surely being loyal is part of the award, I am not saying he has been disloyal but he cannot be branded loyal either.
It is interesting to know if I am in a minority here or do you think Ramsey should have been included?