For all of Arsenal’s failings last year they did have a number of contenders for the Young Player of the Season, including Rob Holding and 2016 winner Hector Bellerin. However, the man to receive the award was Nigerian forward Iwobi who enjoyed a breakout year last season despite a late drop in form. The 21-year-old made 38 appearances in all competitions to cement himself as one of the Gunners’ rising stars. This term his pre-season form was exemplary but he has only made one late substitute appearance, against Stoke, in Arsenal’s three games so far.
Monday, August 28, 2017
When the annual end of season awards come around a number of watchful eyes are usually pointed in the direction of the Young Player of the Year recipients.
West Ham’s Declan Rice and a number of other players are edging their way into their respective first teams, so talkSPORT.com looks at all the other top young players in the Premier League.
Note: Not every club awarded a young player award last season. Where possible we have found an equivalent or looked at the previous year’s winner.