As we are reaching the end of the season, it is time to announce the Player of the Year awards and we’ve picked our top 3 players as well as the best young player.

4Young player of the year

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Lauren James

There can only be one winner and it is Lauren James.

The playmaker made her first team debut aged 16 and has not looked out of place in the games she has been involved in.

She is a rare two-footed player, technically strong and lucky enough to be developing under the guidance of players like Kim Little and Jordan Nobbs who will show her the way to excellence.

An exceptional talent, James could lead Arsenal Women to success over the next decade if she carries on improving and fulfils her high potential.

Honorable mentions

Ava Kuyken and Anna Filbey

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Beth Mead and Anna Filbey of Arsenal Women during the Arsenal Womens Training Session at London.

Ava is another u17 player who has been involved with the first team, getting a couple of appearances as a substitute.

She is a classic defensive midfielder who can develop and learn alongside Dominique Janssen.

Anna is currently coming back from a long term injury.

She started the season as the Development Team captain but was quickly promoted to the first team where she made a few appearances, including a start against Millwall in the Conti Cup group stages.

Originally an attacking midfielder, her versatility has seen her used at right-back, right-wing back and on the wing for the first team.