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Golden Boy Award: Saka’s inclusion in Top 20 excites Arsenal

Premier League campaigners Arsenal are excited after youngster Bukayo Saka was named among the final 20 candidates for this year’s Golden Boys award.

Saka, 19 enjoyed a breakthrough year with the Gunners since his promotion to the first team from the feeders.

The youngster also made his senior debut for the three lions of England against Wales a few days ago.

Bukayo Saka’s rise to prominence continues with news that he’s made the 20-man shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award and his club, Arsenal took to their verified Twitter account to congratulate him.

“One of our own ❤️

Congratulations to @BukayoSaka87 who has been shortlisted for the 2020 Golden Boy award 🏆” Arsenal wrote.

The Golden Boy award is organized by the Italian publication Tuttosport, the award, selected by European football journalists, recognizes the best footballer under the age of 21 playing in Europe.

Dortmund’s Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland (R) and Bayern Munich’s Canadian midfielder Alphonso Davies also made the cut

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Matteo Guendouzi was the last Arsenal played to reach this stage. And Saka will be aiming to join Cesc Fabregas as he only Arsenal to win the award.

The 20-man shortlist:

Mitchel Bakker, PSG

Eduardo Camavinga, Rennes

Jonathan David, Lille

Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich

Sergiño Dest, Barcelona

Fabio Silva, Wolves

Ansu Fati, Barcelona

Phil Foden, Manchester City

Ryan Gravenberch, Ajax

Mason Greenwood, Manchester United

Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Bayern Munich

Deyan Kulusevski, Juventus

Rodrygo, Real Madrid

Bukayo Saka, Arsenal

Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund

Dominik Szoboszlai, Red Bull Salzburg

Sandro Tonali, Brescia

Ferran Torres, Manchester City

Vinicius, Real Madrid.

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