Bukayo Saka Completes Hat-Trick of Arsenal Player Of The Month Awards

Bukayo Saka has just completed a hat-trick of Arsenal Player of the Month awards after picking up the gong for February.

The teenage sensation was again crucial for the Gunners and played a starring role in their Europa League progression.

He scored against Benfica in their first-leg stalemate before setting up a late winner a week later.

Saka claimed almost half the votes as he saw off competition from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The 19-year-old also picked up the award in January and December.

Saka only made his debut last season but has become a regular for the Gunners.

His performances have led to international recognition and the teenager is pushing for a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad this summer.

Mikel Arteta has spoken glowingly about the academy graduate who he believes does thing that are “not very usual for his age.”

He said: “He’s really humble, really respectful and at the same time has that character to demand the ball to make decisions that are not very usual for his age.

“We need that leadership and he’s gaining that with his attitude and his performances.

“He’s all the time asking to train more to improve in areas that he can do better.

“That was certainly one, producing the final bit in the box to score or assist. He’s doing that much more often.

“If he’s able to do that with the intelligence that he has, with the work rate that he shows on the pitch and with the capacity that he has to understand the game in different positions, then he becomes a really different player.”

His versatility has made him a huge asset with Arteta deploying him in numerous wide roles.


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