Emile Smith Rowe bags Arsenal fan award for 2021/Mo Salah named Premier League’s best
Arsenal starlet Emile Smith Rowe has seen his efforts over the course of the calendar year to date deservedly rewarded on Monday.
Smith Rowe was of course back in the headlines once more this weekend.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal made the trip to Elland Road for a Premier League meeting with Leeds United, eventually emerging with a dominant 4-1 triumph.
Smith Rowe, for his part, was introduced off the bench late in proceedings, but nevertheless managed to find the net in style, for the 2nd week running.
His latest strike means that the 21-year-old now sits on a hugely impressive eight goals across the season to date, cementing his name as one of English football’s most highly-regarded young talents.
Smith Rowe’s recent exploits in front of goal, though, in fact mark just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the stellar 2021 enjoyed by Arsenal’s latest starring Hale End product.
In addition, the midfielder’s explosion over the 2nd-half of last season saw him rewarded with a new contract, as well as the prestigious no.10 jersey on the red half of north London during the summer.
Not only that, but his rapidly ascending star has been recognised on the international stage, too, with ESR having been afforded his senior England bow by Gareth Southgate last month.
It therefore shouldn’t come as all that much of a surprise to hear that, on Monday, the Croydon native has emerged as the recipient of a deserved individual award.
The prize in question comes in the form of the Arsenal Fans’ Footballer of the Year, handed out by Reach.
After first being nominated by a team of journalists, Smith Rowe beat out competition from the likes of summer arrival Aaron Ramsdale and defender Gabriel Magalhaes to emerge on top based on thousands of votes cast by the Gunners faithful:
Emile Smith Rowe has been named #AFC’s fans footballer of the year!
Full results: https://t.co/qk4O37dmtw pic.twitter.com/H8HvtvsPT3
— Kaya Kaynak (@kayakaynak97) December 20, 2021
Elsewhere, Reach’s most prestigious prize, the Premier League Fans’ Footballer of the Year, unsurprisingly went to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, for the 2nd year running:
🏆 FANS’ FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR TOP 20 🏆
After over 1️⃣4️⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ votes…@MoSalah reigns supreme 👑@_DeclanRice the top England star 🦁@B_Fernandes8 breaks top three 🪄 pic.twitter.com/ASbVEmbRvO
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) December 20, 2021
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