Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka named England Player of the Year

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has been voted the 2021/22 England Men’s Player of the Year.

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Saka was selected by fans as the Three Lions’ stand-out star of the last 12 months and pipped West Ham’s Declan Rice and Tottenham’s Harry Kane to the award, who finished in second and third respectively.

Saka played nine times across the course of the international season and scored three times, including a man-of-the-match performance on his birthday during the 4-0 win over Andorra at Wembley.

During the same period, Harry Kane scored 12 goals and provided one assist for the Three Lions.

Kane and Saka must now turn their attention towards the UEFA Nations League, facing Italy on Friday and then Germany on Monday.

England head into their clash with Italy dead bottom of their group after four games.

Gareth Southgate’s side have won zero, drawn two and lost two. They have also scored just one goal and conceded six.

Should England lose to Italy and Germany, they will finish bottom of their group and be relegated to the second tier of the Nations League, which is pretty embarrassing.

Italy, though, are not in good form and could also finish bottom of the group if England beat them.

The European Championship holders have only won one Nations League tie, and also recently failed to qualify for the Qatar World Cup.

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