Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka was stunned as he was handed the England Player of the Year award.

The 21-year-old was voted by supporters as the Three Lions’ standout player over the last 12 months.

Saka beat Declan Rice and England’s captain Harry Kane to the gong, with the West Ham midfielder and Tottenham striker coming second and third in the vote, respectively.

The young Gunners ace made nine appearances over the international season, managing three goals, while he was named Man of the Match in a 4-0 win over Andorra at Wembley on his birthday last September.

The award marks a brilliant spell of form for Saka, who has been Arsenal’s Player of the Season for the last two years, and has also twice been shortlisted for the Kopa Trophy – an honour given to the world’s best players under the age of 21.

The youngster also displayed mental fortitude beyond his years as he came back from missing the crucial penalty in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy, to continue to star for club and country.