The remarkable performance of Arsenal in the 2022/23 season has been acknowledged through a series of accolades at the London Football Awards.
Mikel Arteta, the team’s manager, was unsurprisingly awarded Manager of the Year, while Martin Odegaard was honoured as the Premier League Player of the Year.
Bukayo Saka, who was a runner-up to Odegaard in the senior category, received the Premier League Young Player of the Year award, edging out teammates William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli, while Aaron Ramsdale was named Goalkeeper of the Year.
The Roundhouse in Camden hosted the annual ceremony on Monday evening, which celebrated the finest footballing talent in the capital.
The Power of Football Award was presented to England’s Lionesses in recognition of their triumphant Euro 2022 campaign, while former West Ham captain and current sporting director Mark Noble was bestowed with an Outstanding Contribution to London Football award.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LONDON FOOTBALL
Winner: Mark Noble (West Ham United)
THE POWER OF FOOTBALL AWARD
Winner: The Lionesses
PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (22/23 SEASON)
Winner: Martin Odegaard (Arsenal)
Runners-up: Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Aleksander Mitrović (Fulham)
MEN’S YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR (22/23 SEASON)
Winner: Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Runners-up: Michael Olise (Crystal Palace), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), William Saliba (Arsenal), Billy Mitchell (Millwall).
GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR (22/23 SEASON)
Winner: Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
Runners-up: David Raya (Brentford), Bernd Leno (Fulham), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea), Lawrence Vigouroux (Leyton Orient).
MANAGER OF THE YEAR (22/23 SEASON)
Winner: Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
Runners-up: Richie Wellens (Leyton Orient), Emma Hayes (Chelsea Women’s), Thomas Frank (Brentford), Marco Silva (Fulham).
ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (22/23 SEASON)
Winner: Paul Smyth (Leyton Orient)
Runners-up: Joao Pedro (Watford), Zian Flemming (Millwall), Miles Leaburn (Charlton Athletic), Omar Beckles (Leyton Orient).
THE FA WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (22/23 SEASON)
Winner: Sam Kerr (Chelsea)
Runners-up: Beth Mead (Arsenal), Kim Little (Arsenal), Millie Bright (Chelsea), Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (West Ham).
WOMEN’S YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR (22/23 SEASON)
Winner: Lauren James (Chelsea)
Runners-up: Asmita Ale (Tottenham Hotspur), Isibeal “Izzy” Atkinson (West Ham).
COMMUNITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR (2022 CALENDAR YEAR)
Winner: Brentford FC Community Sports Trust – Tackling Discrimination Through the Power of Football
Runners-up: Fulham Football Club Foundation – More Than A Game, Palace for Life Foundation – Get Involved
GOAL OF THE SEASON (22/23 SEASON) (voted by the public)
Winner: Son Heung-min – Tottenham vs Leicester (17-Sep-2022)
Runners-up: Michael Olise – Crystal Palace vs Man Utd – 18-Jan-2022 (Crystal Palace), Ismaïla Sarr – Watford vs West Brom – 08-Aug-2022 (Watford), Paul Symth – Leyton Orient vs Doncaster – 08-Oct-2022 (Leyton Orient), Laura Wienroither – Arsenal Women’s vs Man Utd Women’s – 19-Nov-2022 (Arsenal).
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