Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka has added another feather to his hat as he was on Friday named the Premier League EA Sports Player of the Month for March.
Saka’s contribution to the success of the Gunners so far this season cannot be overemphasized, as he currently has 22 goal contributions in 28 league appearances.
The England star, who is in premium form, started the month with a goal and assist in Arsenal’s 4-0 win against Everton, and ended it with three goal involvements in Sunday’s win over Crystal Palace, which saw him get on the scoresheet twice to become the first player to reach double figures for goals and assists in the division this term.
Celebrating Saka, the club on its website wrote, “It is our forward’s first divisional success of his career, as he becomes the 22nd different player to win the prize in our colours – the most of any other club in the league’s history.”
Saka’s scintillating form saw him come out on top of the voting, ahead of teammate Leandro Trossard, who laid on five assists during the month, as well as Newcastle United’s Alexander Isak, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Alexis Mac Allister and Tyrone Mings of Aston Villa.
It is the second time this season the prize has been handed to an Arsenal player, with captain Martin Odegaard receiving the November/December award.