WhoScored have named Bukayo Saka as their u23 Player of the World Cup, as well as including him in their u23 Team of the Tournament.
WhoScored confirmed on Tuesday that Bukayo Saka is their u23 Player of the Tournament for the World Cup, highlighting Saka’s three goals, five key passes, and 1.8 tackles per game among his key statistics.
WhoScored also included Saka in their u23 Team of the Tournament, unsurprisingly, giving him a 7.68 rating across his appearances in Qatar.
Saka didn’t win the official FIFA Young Player Award, with Enzo Fernandez receiving it after the World Cup final. Argentina’s Fernandez obviously had the advantage of a couple more games at the tournament.
But Saka’s performances have been well received in England and abroad, with L’Equipe naming him in their own Team of the World Cup.
The Arsenal winger was the only player in L’Equipe’s team not to have made the semi-finals, emphasising the impression he made up to that stage.
As well as his three goals, Saka also won a penalty in the World Cup quarter-final, converted by Harry Kane prior to his later costly miss.
Mikel Arteta has suggested the youngster will be back in training this week and admitted it will be a big boost to have him and Gabriel Martinelli involved again.