Arsenal star nominated for Europe’s prestigious best youngster award

Chambers, Wilshere, Szczesny celebrate

Calum Chambers is the only Arsenal representative nominated for the award.

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has been nominated for the Golden Boy award - a prize given to the best young player plying his trade in Europe.

40 players are nominated for the award and they are selected from journalists with renowned papers such as Italy’s Tuttomercato, Spain’s Marca and Germany’s Bild to determine the best player.

The Premier League has a total of ten players nominated for the award, with Liverpool dominating in numbers with three nominees.

The Gunners have often had a wealth of young and exciting talent at their disposal yet this year’s nominee comes in the form of summer signing Calum Chambers.

The 19-year-old versatile defender moved to North London from Southampton for a reported £16 million fee and has since established himself as a regular.

  TeamPosTackles WonInterceptions WonEffective ClearancesErrors Leading To ShotsPass CompletionAppsMins
Calum Chambers Arsenal DF 17 12 30 0 88.1% 7 523

Chambers has made seven Premier League appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side this season, standing in at both right-back and centre-back due to a number on injuries plaguing the Gunners’ backline.

According to the table provided by Opta Stats, the England international has performed well throughout, making 17 tackles, 12 interceptions and an impressive 30 effective clearances.

His performances last season for the Saints and so far this campaign justifies his place in Europe’s top 40 young stars.

In a list of illustrious names to have won the Golden Boy award over the years, the last Premier League winner was controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli in 2010.

 

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