Bukayo Saka wins Premier League Player Of The Month Award for March

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Arsenal attacker Bukayo Saka has been named the Premier League player of the month for the month of March. 

The Englishman assisted Arsenal to maintain their position at the summit of the Premier League table in the month of March. 

Arsenal tweeted congratulatory messages to Saka, who is playing an integral role in their push to win the Premier League for the first time in 19 years. 

The Gunners were victorious across all four matches they played in March, with the high-flying Saka netting three goals and making two assists for Arsenal. 

Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Saka

This is the first time Bukayo Saka is winning the award this campaign

It’s the first time the 21-year-old won the award, while he becomes the second Arsenal player to take home the award this campaign after Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard won the merged edition for the month of November and December. 

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The England International of Nigerian descent is the 22nd different Arsenal player to win the Premier League player of the month, the highest by any team in Premier League history.

Saka scored the opening goal in their 4-0 thrashing of Everton at the beginning of March in addition to assisting Gabriel Martinelli for the second goal. 

The 21-year-old scored a brace in the Gunners 4-1 victory over the Eagles of Crystal Palace at their home turf alongside setting up Brazilian Martinelli once again. 

Those impressive performances took Bukayo Saka’s goals and assist tally to double figures in the English Premier League this season. 

His manager, Mikel Arteta also took home the manager of the month award for March and he has won the award for the fourth time this season. 

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Arteta won the manager of the month in August alongside the merged edition for the month of November and December.  and in January as well. 

The Arsenal boss became the third coach in history to take home the award four times in a single league campaign. 

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta

Following the path of his former boss, Pep Guardiola who lifted it four times in the 2017/18 season and Jurgen Klopp who lifted it five times in the 2019/20 campaign. 

Mikel Arteta is now joint-ninth in the all-time records having won the award six times so far at the North London side. 

Saka was shortlisted against his teammates Leandro Trossard who was nominated after he bagged five assists throughout March. 

Tyrone Mings of Aston Villa, Alexis Mc Allister of Brighton, Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah and Alexander Isak of Newcastle United were also shortlisted. 

For the managers, Mikel Arteta went up against Brighton’s gaffer Robert De zerbi, Manchester City’s coach Pep Guardiola and Aston Villa’s manager Unai Emery.

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Aaron Ramsdale’s important stop against Bournemouth also won the Premier League’s save of the month award for March.

The Gunners return to action on the 1st of April as they face Leeds United in what should also pose a stern test to their title credentials. 

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