Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka completes hat-trick of Player of the Month awards


LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)

Saka continues to shine for Arsenal

Arsenal have had a fairly patchy season overall.

The Gunners currently sit 10th in the Premier League table, after a 1-1 draw over the weekend.

And with an eight-point gap now open between themselves and the top-six, European qualification via league finish looks altogether unlikely.

But whilst Arsenal, as a squad, have been fairly inconsistent throughout 2020/21, one man has continued to shine.

That player is Bukayo Saka, whose starring displays proved crucial to Arsenal booking their spot in the Europa League Round of 16.

Saka scored Arsenal’s only goal in a first-leg meeting with Benfica. And the 19-year-old then provided two assists as the Gunners came from 2-1 down to beat the Portuguese outfit 3-2 in the second-leg:

Saka named Arsenal Player of the Month

Such fine form, accompanied by some solid showings in the Premier League, has now landed the youngster yet another accolade.

The Englishman, unsurprisingly, was voted as Arsenal’s Player of the Month for both December and January.

And now, on Tuesday, it has been confirmed that Saka has made it a hat-trick of POTM awards, after being named the Gunners’ Player of the Month for February:

After winning his latest award, the young winger had this to say:

Arsenal predicted to finish 9th in the table, missing out on European football

Arsenal have spent ‘£561 million in the last 4 years’ on transfers and yet sit 10th. What must the club do now?

This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 28 37 65
2 Manchester United FC 28 23 54
3 Leicester City FC 28 16 53
4 Chelsea FC 28 19 50
5 West Ham United FC 27 11 48
6 Everton FC 27 4 46
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 27 18 45
8 Liverpool FC 28 11 43
9 Aston Villa FC 26 11 40
10 Arsenal FC 27 7 38
11 Leeds United 27 -3 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 28 -9 35
13 Crystal Palace FC 28 -17 34
14 Southampton FC 27 -11 33
15 Burnley FC 28 -16 30
16 Newcastle United FC 27 -17 27
17 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 27 -8 26
18 Fulham FC 28 -11 26
19 West Bromwich Albion 28 -36 18
20 Sheffield United FC 28 -29 14
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Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 16
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 16
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 7