Arsenal have had 4 players voted to the PFA Team of the Year for 2019-20: Leah Williamson, Kim Little, Vivianne Miedema, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Fun fact: Miedema and Aubameyang finished with the same goalscoring record for the second year in a row — 29 in all comps this season, 31 in all comps last year.
Miedema finished as top-scorer in the WSL for the second straight season, but Bethany England won the PFA Player of the Year award, which was likely helped by Chelsea being crowned champions in a curtailed season. Miedema and Kim Little make the PFA team of the year for the second straight season, while Leah Williamson, who won the Young Player of the Year award in 2015, makes her debut in the team of the year, a just reward for one of Arsenal’s most important players, and the best ball-playing centre back in the division.
Aubameyang’s inclusion in the side is a no-brainer. He carried the Arsenal attack with 22 goals and 3 assists and missed a second consecutive Golden Boot by a single goal. I shudder to think where this side would be without his offensive production. Since his Arsenal debut in February 2018, he has the most goals in all competitions of any Premier League player. He is world class any way you slice it.
I don’t think there were any snubs on the men’s side, but Trent Alexander-Arnold as “Young Player of the Year” deserves a raised eyebrow. I suppose he fits the qualifications for the award and my U.S. Rookie of the Year mentality is coloring my take, but it feels weird to give it to a 3-year pro who started an won a CL final. Bukayo Saka deserved a shout there, and I’d expect him to win it this year if he continues apace.