Bukayo Saka named Premier League EA Sports Player of the Month for March
Bukayo Saka, an Arsenal forward, has been recognized for his performance with the Premier League EA Sports Player of the Month award for March. Saka has been instrumental in Arsenal’s success this season, contributing 22 goals in 28 league appearances.
Saka’s contribution to Arsenal’s progress cannot be overstated, as he started the month with a goal and an assist in Arsenal’s 4-0 victory over Everton and ended the month with three goal involvements in Arsenal’s win against Crystal Palace. He became the first player this season to achieve double figures for goals and assists in the division.
Arsenal celebrated Saka’s recognition, stating that it was his first divisional success of his career and that he was the 22nd different player to win the award in the club’s colors, the most of any other club in the league’s history.
Saka won the award by receiving the most votes, beating out his teammate Leandro Trossard, who made five assists during the month, as well as Alexander Isak from Newcastle United, Mohamed Salah from Liverpool, Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton & Hove Albion, and Tyrone Mings from Aston Villa.
This is the second time this season that an Arsenal player has won the award, with captain Martin Odegaard winning it in November/December.
Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams recently praised Saka, calling him the best player in the world, apart from World Cup winner Lionel Messi. Saka also scored a beautiful goal from outside the box against Ukraine on Sunday, assisting the Three Lions in maintaining their position at the top of their Euro 2024 qualifying group with a 2-0 victory.
Saka is on track to become Arsenal’s highest-paid player and the ninth highest-paid player in the EPL when he signs his new contract with the club. Saka’s current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2024, and it is expected that the winger will extend his contract with the Gunners until 2028. He is expected to earn four times his current salary and become the Gunners’ highest-paid player with the new deal.