Bukayo Saka has been voted the Premier League Player of the Month for March, fighting off strong competition from around the division while Mikel Arteta has been named Manager of the Month for the fourth time and Aaron Ramsdale picked up Best Save.
Reports on social media on Thursday confirmed that Bukayo Saka had been voted Premier League Player of the Month for March, with the official announcement following on Friday.
Saka won the award ahead of Arsenal teammate Leandro Trossard, as well as Alexander Isak, Alexis Mac Allister, Tyrone Mings, and Mohamed Salah.
Only Salah could match Saka and Trossard for goal contributions, with all three players notching five.
Saka scored once against Everton and twice against Crystal Palace, whilst also providing an assist in each of those games. He helped Arsenal to a perfect record in March, with four wins from four games.
The young winger has been one of Arsenal’s most consistent performers throughout the season, and he continues to pop up with goals and assists on a regular basis.
Away from the pitch, Saka is closing in on a new contract with Arsenal.
The Daily Mail recently reported that Saka’s new five-year contract with Arsenal will see him earn almost £15m a season when including bonuses and other payments, or £10m a year minimum.
That will make Saka the biggest earner at the club, though he’ll bring in less than some former players like Mesut Özil did.
Manchester City were among the clubs monitoring Saka’s future, but he made it clear he wants to stay and is eager to start his Champions League career with Arsenal.
Saka has 13 goals and 10 assists for Arsenal this season, helping the Gunners to the top of the Premier League table with 10 games remaining.
The 21-year-old also has four goals and three assists in eight international fixtures since this season began, with three of those goals coming on the biggest stage at the World Cup.
Mikel Arteta has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for March, his fourth award this season.
Arteta led Arsenal to four victories, accumulating 12 points in matches against Everton, Bournemouth, Fulham, and Crystal Palace.
The achievement puts him one award behind Jurgen Klopp’s single-season record of five, which the Liverpool manager accomplished in the 2019/20 season.
Aaron Ramsdale’s impressive save against Bournemouth has earned him the Premier League Save of the Month award for March.
This marks the first time an Arsenal goalkeeper has won the prize, which was introduced at the start of the season.
Ramsdale’s crucial save in the 21st minute of the match against Bournemouth helped keep Arsenal in contention, ultimately leading to a 3-2 victory.