Arsenal announced the commencement of voting for the club’s player of the season on Tuesday, including an even mix of defenders, midfielders and forwards amongst the six Arsenal standouts on the ballot.
The players up for the award is made up in majority by new signings. The list includes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Bernd Leno, Sokratis, Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka. Vote on Arsenal.com by clicking the link above.
Arsenal twitter spoke out with their opinions on the subject..
My Arsenal player of the season so far: Lucas Torreira. pic.twitter.com/iafrWDANj0— Arsenal Related (@ArsenalsRelated) April 13, 2019
Arsenal player of the year?— Sidney ♨ (@sidramatics) April 16, 2019
Sokratis. Has held a shoddy defence together without the protection of midfield. Had Kane in his pocket twice, Hazard at home, Lukaku, etc.— CA (@ChrisAndre6) April 17, 2019
Some fans spoke on who they felt was unjustly left out of the conversation for POTS.
I don’t know about you guys but Ramsey is in my top 3 arsenal players for the season. And with the way he his coming through he may just be the player of the season for arsenal #arsenal #AaronRamsey pic.twitter.com/XWtA9gz1fg— James Yunana (@james_yuna) April 11, 2019
Shocked that Koscielny didn’t get a spot since he’s been the single most important player on the team, if we’d had him all season we’d be cruising to third. Having said that, my vote is Aubameyang, with sincere apologies to Leno— GiantGooner (@GiantGooner) April 16, 2019
Other fans got a little creative with their nominees:
Troy Deeney— Title 19 in 2019 (@Vodkapad78) April 16, 2019
Then, of course, Liverpool twitter always feels like they need to have their say when no one cares to listen...
Justin Bieber would win player of the season at Arsenal. ♂️— see pinned (@LFCKofy) April 14, 2019
There is some criticism on the topic though, as fans discuss what the criteria is to land you on the list for POTS. A lot of the criticism seemed to land on Lacazette after finding himself with an above average 13 league goals in a season that isn’t even over yet.
Lacazette winning Arsenal player of the year putting up what is currently average numbers for a striker shows what a shit show its been for our players individually this season. Laca for me needs to get 20 league goals and fire us into top 4 for that to be acceptable imo.— The Landmind (@Landmind111) April 12, 2019
The standard at arsenal has really dropped massively, when I'm seeing calls for lacazette with his 13 league goals in April to be named player of the season, he cost 50m ffs.— Emzel (@Emzyl23) April 8, 2019
In the end, the players up for the award are more than deserving. All six have contributed in their own way, which played a key role in our first season under the new regime.
Go vote for who you believe is Arsenal’s player of the season now at Arsenal.com