Arsenal quartet scoop top honours at London Football Awards

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Arsenal quartet Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Aaron Ramsdale and Mikel Arteta have been among the many main winners at the 2023 London Football Awards on Monday night.

Having opened up a five-point lead over reigning champions Manchester City at the top of the Premier League desk, it was little shock to see the Gunners dominate the award classes.

Arteta was honoured with the Supervisor of the 12 months prize after main Arsenal to 66 factors from their 27 video games to date, beating Thomas Frank, Marco Silva, Emma Hayes and Richie Wellens to the award.

The 40-year-old’s title contenders have 21 wins, three attracts and three defeats to their title from 27 top-flight video games this season and are additionally bidding to succeed in the Europa League quarter-finals after they host Sporting Lisbon within the second leg of their last-16 tie on Thursday night.

In the meantime, Arsenal captain Odegaard scooped the Participant of the 12 months trophy, having produced 10 targets and 7 assists within the present Premier League season whereas donning the armband.

Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring for Arsenal on March 1, 2023.

The 24-year-old introduced up double figures for the season in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Fulham, discovering the underside nook from Leandro Trossard‘s third help to spherical off the scoring on the day.

Odegaard beat Harry Kane, Ivan Toney, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Saka to the award, however there was recognition for the latter within the Younger Participant of the 12 months class.

Nonetheless going from energy to energy below Arteta, Saka gained the Younger Participant of the 12 months trophy for the second time, having additionally been bestowed with the honour at the 2021 ceremony.

Growing into one in every of Europe’s deadliest wingers, the 21-year-old has 10 targets and 9 assists to point out from 27 top-flight video games this season as Arsenal combat tooth and nail to tie him right down to a brand new contract.

Saka was one in every of three Arsenal kids up for the prize alongside Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba, whereas Michael Olise and Billy Mitchell have been additionally nominated for the honour.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta celebrates on March 4, 2023.

Lastly, Ramsdale rounded off the Gunners’ awards on the night by taking the Goalkeeper of the 12 months prize, having saved 12 clear sheets in Arsenal’s 27 Premier League video games all through the season.

The England worldwide sits degree with Nick Pope at the top of the Premier League clear sheet charts with 12, and Sunday’s shut-out at Fulham noticed the Gunners develop into the primary staff in English Football League historical past to win 5 successive away London derbies with 5 clear sheets.

Elsewhere, the English Football League Participant of the 12 months went to Leyton Orient’s Paul Smyth, whereas Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min scooped the Objective of the 12 months for his top-corner strike towards Leicester City.

The ladies’s classes have been unsurprisingly dominated by Chelsea, as Samantha Kerr picked up the Ladies’s Tremendous League Participant of the 12 months whereas teammate Lauren James was topped the Ladies’s Younger Participant of the 12 months.