Arsenal Insider Awards: Young Player Of The Year

The Arsenal Insider awards continue today, with the young player of the year award up for grabs.
In order to be nominated for this award, the player must be under 23 and play for Arsenal, obviously.
The three nominees for this award are as follows.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Also nominated for player of the year, it’s no surprise that Oxlade-Chamberlain is up for this award.
Poor in the first half of the season, the switch to 3-4-3 and his new wing-back role saw Oxlade-Chamberlain thrive in recent months.
Providing pace, power, and energy, the Englishman has put in a number of standout performances as a wing-back, most notably against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final.
Often criticised for his lack of end product, the Ox seems to have found a role that best suits him, even keeping Hector Bellerin out of the team.
We can only hope that Ox keeps developing and becomes a key member of the team in years to come.
Rob Holding
Signed from Bolton for just £2 million last summer, it looked as if Holding would have to wait until next season to make an impact on the Arsenal first-team.
However, defensive injuries, the switch to 3-4-3 and fans asking for the Englishman to play, saw Holding become a regular towards the end of the season.
It’s safe to say he has taken his chance.
Putting in a number of impressive performances, it is clear that the 21-year-old has a bright future ahead of him.
Despite his tender years, Holding has shown he has the maturity and ability to deal with even the world’s best strikers, containing both Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku, while his confidence on the ball has impressed many, clearly highlighting that he is built in the mould of both a modern centre-back and an Arsenal player.
Hector Bellerin
His form may have been up and down this season but, Bellerin still demonstrated his talent on a number of occasions this season.
His pace is frightening and he offers a lot going forward, picking up five assists and scoring once.
Although the defensive side of his game still needs a bit of work, he has shown improvement on the back foot.
He has also shown mental strength in the face of criticism from fans during the side’s mid-season slump, something that will serve him well if he is to climb to the very top of the game, as he looks likely to do.

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