What a day for Bukayo Saka after double-announcement

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has had his name called out on two occasions today, and both times it was great news.

The young winger was named on the shortlist for the Premier League Young Player of the Year award, along with seven other rivals.

Saka was later named in the final 26-man squad by Gareth Southgate for England, where he will be apart of the squad for the European Chamionships.

It’s been another thoroughly impressive campaign for the youngster, who has swiftly earned his place as a regular for both club and country, and he will now be hoping to continue his fine form on the international stage.

He could well be in line for another boost before the tournament however if he is nominated by the public to be the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year, but he has some stiff competition for the award.

Chelsea’s stand-out star Mason Mount is every bit deserving of his nomination, as highlighted by his nomination for the Player of the Year award also. Ruben Dias of Man City was also nominated for both awards, and I can’t help but think that the latter will scoop at least one of the awards after his amazing debut campaign in England.

If age is factored in by the public however, he has a five year advantage over the City star however, but I’m not sure Joe Public will take that into consideration when selecting their winner.


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  1. Apparently players only regress under MA…ok then!

    I wanted him to have a rest, but it’s also great news for him. I hope he has a great Euros!

    Can someone explain to me why Southgate needs 4 RBs? Haha!

  2. Congratulations Bukayo Saka; well done and deserved.
    Hope to see him shine in the Euros.

    1. I doubt he’ll have much playing time…which is kinda good i’d say. more rest for him going into the new season for us…

  3. Pitty! I expect us to pay a price next season in his performances or with his injuries. Overload these young players early in their careers and there is a decent chance they will struggle with injuries annually.

    1. I see Saka having a more healthy lifestyle than Wiltshire (hope am right) that’s why I feel he may escape burnout and long term injury, a lot of time I fear for him this season, he has somehow managed to put through. I hope he get a few game time there are not many left footed maestro in that squad this may be an advantage for him, as he could be deploy as pseudo lb too he is young but vast. Thanks to Pepe resurgence Saka should have enough rest after Euro, I trust Arteta wouldn’t use him straight away especially now that Pepe is in form

      1. I hope you are right. I also hope Arteta has learned from Wenger and will give Saka at least a 3 week holiday after the Euros.

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