Yannick Bolasie has taken to Twitter after Arsenal star Bukayo Saka was named England men’s Player of the Year for the 2021/22 campaign.
BUKAYO SAKA WINS ENGLAND PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Well, this is a major achievement for the £33,000-a-week Arsenal man.
Saka managed to beat Declan Rice and Harry Kane to the award, with the West Ham maestro and the Tottenham talisman finishing second and third respectively following a public vote.
After hearing the news, Bolasie – who supports the Gunners – reacted with just one word.
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) September 23, 2022
Clearly, the 33-year-old thinks highly of the England international.
Domestically, Saka enjoyed a fantastic 2021/22 campaign for Arsenal, scoring 12 goals while also providing seven assists in 43 appearances as the north Londoners finished fifth in the Premier League.
On the international scene, the Arsenal No.7 scored four goals and provided three assists for England during the 2021/22 season, including an assist for Raheem Sterling in the EURO 2020 semi-final win over Denmark.
Of course, the final against Italy ended in tears – quite literally – for Saka, although the public clearly appreciated his efforts for the Three Lions and Arsenal. Rightly so.
ARSENAL DESERVE CREDIT AFTER BUKAYO SAKA WIN
In our view, Arsenal played a huge part in helping Saka bounce back from his EURO 2020 disappointment.
As you may have seen, the Gunners created a wall for the 21-year-old which included hundreds of supportive messages following the defeat to Italy, and it has now become a staple of the Emirates Stadium.
We cannot imagine how much of a positive impact that must have had on Saka.
Along with the efforts of Gareth Southgate and teammates, Saka is now playing some of the best football of his career for Arsenal – if he keeps it up, we doubt this will be the only time he is named England Player of the Year.