Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka continues to build his reputation as one of the brightest young talents anywhere in the world after the Professional Footballers’ Association named him Young Player of the Year.
The 22-year-old Hale End Academy graduate has quickly become the face of Arsenal Football Club in recent years at the head of a young core under Mikel Arteta that pushed champions Manchester City to their limits last season while posting career-best numbers in 2022-23.
Though Arsenal ultimately finished runner-up after the Gunners looked to be favorites to shockingly top the Premier League table, Saka’s performances were, and remain, at the very core of Arteta’s tenure at the Emirates.
After hitting 14 goals and adding 11 assists last season as only one of two players who hit double-figured in both categories (the other being Mohamed Salah), his form has continued early doors in 2023-24 to the tune of two goals in three appearances.
Saka also recently set a new Arsenal record when he started against Fulham, topping Paul Merson’s long-standing 82-match consecutive appearances.
Additionally, Saka’s performances at club level in recent seasons have seen him thrust into the limelight for England under Gareth Southgate, and is unquestionably viewed as the first-choice right-winger for the Three Lions.
As one of England’s brightest talents and one of the best young players to ever emerge from Arsenal’s academy, there are seemingly no limits to where Saka can go in what is already a brilliant young career that is now set to take part in the Champions League for the first time this season.