Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was voted the club’s player of the season by the fans after receiving 74% of the votes cast, with Bernd Leno in second place.
Despite another turbulent season for the Gunners, Aubameyang remains a shining light for the club. While he operated on the wing for large parts of the 2019/20 season, the captain still managed to finish the campaign as the club’s top goalscorer with 29 in all competitions.
More recently, Aubameyang once again stepped up and delivered for his side in the final as he netted twice to help Arsenal beat Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. It was a fitting end to the season for the Gunners and the forward himself, his brace helping the club win their 14th FA Cup as they overcame 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 voted the club’s player of the season by fans. All things considered, this is not at all surprising, and the voting figures back it up. No. 14 claimed 74 percent of the vote, some 58 percent ahead of second-place Leno.
The goalkeeper was enjoying a fine campaign before suffering a season-ending injury in June’s clash with Brighton. 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 vote.
It’s teenager Bokaio Saka – who recently signed a new contract following his impressive performances this term – who finished third for Arsenal. Still only 18, Saka made 12 assists while operating in a variety of positions – including as a left-back at points.
With Mikel Arteta in charge, Arsenal appear to be heading in the right direction despite finishing eighth in the league. The boss is looking to bring in reinforcements this summer, but the club will come under fire if they land on their targets, following their decision to make 55 redundancies.