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Friday, April 8, 2011

Nasri and Wilshire nominated for awards

The PFA Player of the Year nominations have been announced and there is plenty of involvement for Arsenal players with Samir Nasri and Jack Wilshire given recognition for their excellent seasons.

Wilshere has been a revelation in the last few months, securing a regular place in the Arsenal and England starting eleven, proving himself to be one of the best young players around.

He is up for the Young player of the year award and is most sports betting pundits’ favourite to pip Seamus Coleman, Gareth Bale, Joe Hart, Javier Hernandez and Nani to emerge victorious. Given the season he has had, not many people could argue with this.

Another player Wilshere is up against in the young player category is Arsenal’s Nasri who has been extremely influential in the Gunners’ season. His form may have dipped slightly in the last few weeks, but the fact this has been combined with the team’s recent slump says a lot about how important he has been for Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman is actually involved in both the young player and the main player of the year award, so this shows how good he has been in the last few months. It has without doubt been his best campaign in an Arsenal shirt and it is good for him to get some recognition.

With regards to who he is up against in for the main award, the other nominated players are Rafael Van der Vaart, Carlos Tevez, Nemanja Vidic, Scott Parker and Charlie Adam. Those placing sports bets note how this is a tough one to call in reference to who should win, but Nasri certainly has a good chance.

Meanwhile, Wenger has commented on these nominations and revealed that he was particularly pleased to see Nasri get some deserved recognition.

The Arsenal boss also said how good the current team is for its age, something that is highlighted by the fact that the Gunners have two players in the PFA Young Player of the year category.

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