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2 Arsenal has a chance to win Young Player of the Year

Arsenal’s impressive title challenge is partly down to the outstanding performances of two young stars: Bukayo Saka and William Saliba.

Their contributions have seen them nominated for the prestigious Premier League Young Player of the Season award.

Arsenal’s French defender William Saliba (R) and Arsenal’s England midfielder Bukayo Saka (L) celebrate their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on December 31 . 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and William Saliba have been nominated for the 2023/24 Premier League Young Player of the Season award.

Both players have played a key role in Arsenal’s title challenge this season, with Saka contributing 16 goals and nine assists in the league in his career.

Saliba, meanwhile, has been ever-present at the heart of the Gunners’ defence, playing every minute and helping them to 17 clean sheets in the league.

Arsenal’s French defender William Saliba (R) and Arsenal’s England midfielder Bukayo Saka (L) celebrate their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on December 31 . 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Shortlisted for the award are eight players who were aged 23 or younger at the start of the season.

Fans can vote on their choice for the award until Monday, May 13 at noon. Their votes will be combined with those of a panel of football experts to determine the winner, who will be announced on Saturday, May 18.

This nomination is testament to the significant contributions of both Bukayo Saka and William Saliba to Arsenal’s title challenge. Their performances have been crucial in keeping the Gunners in contention for their first Premier League title in almost two decades.