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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Named as Arsenal Player of the Season

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The Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named the club’s Player of the Season by the fans after he picked up a whopping 74% of the votes cast, while Bernd Leno finished second.


Despite it being another harsh season for Arsenal, Gabonese Aubameyang has continued to be a star for the club. While he operated for large parts of the 2019/20 season out on the wing, the captain still managed to finish the campaign as the club’s top goalscorer with 29 in all competitions.


Of recent, having scored a brace to help Arsenal win Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Aubameyang once again stepped up and delivered for his side in the final as he scored a brace again. It was a fitting end to the season for the Gunners and the forward himself, with his brace helping the club win their 14th FA Cup as they defeated Chelsea.

Arsenal have now confirmed on their official website that the 31-year-old – who is now close to signing a new three-year deal at the club – has been named the club’s Player of the Season by the fans. All things considered, this does not come as much of a surprise at all and the voting figures back this up. The number 14 claimed 74% of the votes, some 58% ahead of second-placed Leno.

The goalkeeper was enjoying a good campaign before he had a season-ending injury in a match with Brighton back in June. The German was only able to keep eight clean sheets in 30 Premier League appearances in 2019/20, but his saves often kept the Gunners in games when they were struggling. Leno received 16% of the votes.

It is teenager Bukayo Saka – who of recent endorsed a new contract as a result of his wonderful performances this term – who finished in third place for the Gunners. Still just 18 years old, Saka made 12 assists while operating in a variety of different positions – including as a makeshift left-back at points.

With Mikel Arteta in control, the Gunners appear to be heading in the right direction despite their eighth-placed finish in the league. The coach is looking to bring in reinforcements this summer, but the club will come in for criticism should they land their targets, following their decision to make 55 redundancies.

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