- Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard ranked in the top 30 players
- Saka finished 24th in the Ballon d’Or standings while Odegaard placed 28th
Arsenal duo Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard both ranked inside the top 30 players at the Ballon d’Or on Monday night.
The draw for the 2023 Ballon d’Or is currently underway and is set to feature some of the biggest names in European football, with Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland both vying for this year’s trophy.
After battling with Man City throughout the 2022-23 season, Arsenal fell short of winning the Premier League title, with Odegaard and Saka being stand-outs throughout the season.
Both finished above City’s Ruben Dias, who came in at 30th place, with Odegaard ranking joint 28th with Randal Kolo Muani, while Saka placed 24th.
Bayern Munich 20-year-old young star Jamal Musiala, who is also a target for Pep Guardiola, came 26th, with Josko Gvardiol, who was a stand-out performer at the Qatar World Cup coming in at 25th.
Next came Saka, who returned 15 goals and 11 assists across all competitions last season and was a pivotal in Arsenal’s title chase.
But the Arsenal duo finished just behind Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana, 23rd, who despite a turbulent start to his career at Old Trafford, was a stand-out performance during his side’s 3-0 defeat by Man City on Sunday.
While City put three goals past their rivals, Onana pulled off several superb saves during the match.
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