London Football Awards 2023: Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Mikel Arteta win big for Arsenal
Martin Odegaard was named Premier League Player of the Year, Mikel Arteta Manager of the Year and Bukayo Saka Young Player of the Year. Aaron Ramsdale was named Goalkeeper of the Year.
Arsenal captain Odegaard won the top prize ahead of Saka, Tottenham forward Harry Kane, Brentford forward Ivan Toney and Fulham frontman Aleksandar Mitrovic.
“I just want to share that with the whole team,” said Odegaard. “It’s great to see the club being recognized with all the awards. I think it shows how far we’ve come as a club and what we’re doing this year is very special.”
Elsewhere, West Ham legend Mark Noble received the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to London Football award.
Chelsea star Sam Kerr was voted player of the year and teammate Lauren James was voted young player of the year.
“Thank you to all my teammates, coaches, everyone. Everyone in this room knows you don’t win an award unless you have a million people helping you,” said the blues forward.
The Lionesses were also recognized for their Euro 2022 triumph, with Arsenal duo Leah Williamson and Beth Mead receiving the Power of Football award.
“We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing and maybe add another one in the summer!” Williamson roared ahead of this summer’s World Cup.
Leyton Orient forward Paul Smyth has been named EFL Player of the Year.
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