Bukayo Saka has had an incredible few years for club and country, and is now continuing to rake in individual awards for his excellent performances.

The Arsenal talisman was awarded with the PFA Young Player of the Year award last week, and has now received another accolade, as he has won the England Player of the Year award after his strong displays for his National side.

It is the second year in a row that Saka has won the award, beating Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham and Bayern Munich’s Harry Kane to it, highlighting just how impressive he has been.

Saka has made history again, as he is in fact the only Arsenal player to ever win the award, which began in 2003. Theo Walcott’s third-place finish in 2008 is the only time a player representing Arsenal has even come close to winning it before Saka’s arrival in the National team setup.

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Saka’s significance

Winning this England award back to back, particularly in a year that included the World Cup, was no easy feat for Saka.

Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney and Kane are the only other players to win the award in consecutive years, and Saka is clearly in strong company.

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Saka has played 10 games for England in the last campaign, scoring seven times and providing three assists, and also scored three times in four games at the World Cup.

The winger was one of England’s best players against France in a highly-charged quarter-final defeat, and despite the loss he had caused nightmares for some of the World’s best defenders on the biggest stage.

The 22-year-old continues to go from strength to strength, and he is now being recognised as one of the best players in the Premier League, the England team and the Arsenal squad.

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