Saka & Smith Rowe up for Young Player of the Year

Congratulations to Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe, who have been shortlisted for the 2021/22 Men's PFA Young Player of the Year award!

Our Hale End graduates have been recognised by their fellow professionals after both enjoyed a standout year in our first-team squad.

Bukayo was an ever-present in our Premier League campaign and scored 12 goals and contributed seven assists in all competitions last season.


🌶 The penalty, the hard work, the celebrations! | Saka Cam 🎥

Emile joins Bukayo on the shortlist following another impressive season in which he scored 11 goals and claimed two assists from 37 appearances in all competitions.

Our forwards have been shortlisted alongside four other English youngsters, with the winner announced Thursday, June 9, when the awards will be broadcast on the PFA's social channels from 7pm (UK).


Smith Rowe scores in style

Previous Arsenal winners of the PFA Young Player of the Year award include; Cesc Fabregas, Leah Williamson, Jack Wilshere, Nicolas Anelka, Paul Merson and Tony Adams.

Full shortlist:
Bukayo Saka - Arsenal
Emile Smith Rowe - Arsenal
Conor Gallagher - Crystal Palace
Phil Foden - Manchester City
Reece James - Chelsea
Jacob Ramsey - Aston Villa


We’re heading to Germany to face 1. FC Nürnberg

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We are pleased to announce that our men’s first team will take on 1. FC Nürnberg as part of a pre-season training camp at adidas HQ in Germany.

The match against the 2. Bundesliga side will take place at the 50,000 capacity Max-Morlock-Stadion on Friday 8 July, kicking off at 4.30pm BST.  The Max-Morlock-Stadion was renovated ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and hosted six matches during the tournament.

Tickets for the fixture can be purchased from 1. FC Nürnberg from 11am on Monday, June 20, 2022

The fixture will be played on the final day of our training camp which is being held from July 4-8 at adidas’ HQ in Herzogenaurach. Known as ‘Home Ground’, the state-of-the-art adidas campus has first class training facilities and will be our home for the duration of the training camp.

The Germany camp will kick off our overseas pre-season activities and comes before we travel to the US to face Everton at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on July 16 in the Charm City match. Our US tour concludes in Orlando where we will take on Orlando City on July 20 and London rivals Chelsea on July 23 in the FC Series.

Click here for FC Series ticket information

Our pre-season schedule also sees the return of the Emirates Cup in which we host LaLiga side Sevilla at Emirates Stadium on July 30.

Click here for Emirates Cup ticket information

“We’re very pleased to have our training camp at adidas HQ confirmed to kick off our pre-season schedule,” said Mikel Arteta. “I’d like to thank adidas for hosting us. We’re excited to get to work at the world-class facilities the campus has to offer.

“The fixture against FC Nürnberg will be a good test for us as we look to make a strong start to pre-season. Together with our matches in Baltimore, Orlando and at the Emirates Cup, this adds to a great run of fixtures that will help us prepare for a big season ahead. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for us to connect our fans around the world, we’re looking forward to seeing them on the road.”

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