Bukayo Saka won Arsenal’s Player of the Month award for February, earning 48% of the fan vote in his third consecutive win.
Arsenal confirmed this week that Bukayo Saka was their Player of the Month once again, with the winger also having won the award in December and January. Saka even got a nomination for Premier League Player of the Month in January, but not this time.
That’ll be largely because Saka reserved his best performances in February for the Europa League. When his team really needed him in the knockout games against Benfica, he scored an away goal in the first leg before assisting two in the second.
Saka still put in some good displays in the Premier League too, seeing an excellent goal wiped off for an Alexandre Lacazette offside against Wolves, winning a penalty against Leeds, and earning praise from Pep Guardiola against City.
Even in the Aston Villa defeat, it was clear the home team were targeting Saka, aware of his threat. He arguably deserved to draw a red card for an opponent when he was brought down whilst through on goal, but we don’t get those decisions.
This isn’t the first time I’ve brought it up, but the upcoming run of games is arguably the toughest for the remainder of the season. Arsenal face Olympiacos home and away, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, and Liverpool.
Score a few goals in those games and Saka could overtake Gabriel Magalhaes’ record from earlier in the campaign to win a fourth POTM award in a row.