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Bukayo Saka Wins First Premier League Player Of The Month Award




Arsenal’s in-form winger Bukayo Saka has been voted EA Sports’ Premier League player of the month for March for the first time in his football career.

So far this season, Bukayo Saka has contributed 22 goals (via scoring and assisting) in 28 Premier League games to help the club to remain top of the league with 8 points more than second-placed Manchester City.

Naija News recalls that Saka started the month of March by scoring and providing an assist in Arsenal’s 4-0 victory over Everton. He scored twice in the victory over Crystal Palace on March 19.

The 21-year-old English youngster finished the month with three goal contributions, making him the only player in the league to have double digits in both goals and assists this season.

In a 2-0 victory over Ukraine on Sunday, the 21-year-old also scored an incredible goal from outside the box to help the Three Lions maintain first place in their group for the Euro 2024 qualification series.

When he signs his new contract with Arsenal, he will become the highest-paid player at the club and the seventh-highest-paid player in the English Premier League as he could earn £300,000 per week from £70,000 a week.

Arsenal are trying to extend his current deal with the Gunners until 2028, ahead of its expiration in the summer of 2024.

While celebrating Saka’s Premier League player of the month win, Arsenal wrote on the club’s website, “It is our forward’s first divisional success of his career, as he becomes the 22nd different player to win the prize in our colors – the most of any other club in the league’s history.”

Closely trailing Saka in the voting chart for the award were Leandro Trossard of Arsenal, Alexander Isak of Newcastle United, Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, Alexis MacAllister of Brighton, and Tyrone Mings of Aston Villa.

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This is the second time this season that an Arsenal player has received the award; in November/December, captain Martin Odegaard won it.