Arsenal striker Bukayo Saka is one of eight nominees for the Premier League Player of the Month for March.
The 20-year-old led from the front for the Gunners in March, claiming two goals and an assist from four Premier League games as Mikel Arteta’s side moved into the top four of the table.
Saka scored from his left-footed effort against Watford after combining with expert Martin Odegaard for his side’s opener.
The England international is Arsenal ‘s only nominee in the March wave, with Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski also up for the award.
Chelsea also have two nominees in the form of Trevoh Chalobah and Kai Havertz, while Liverpool’s Andy Robertson, Brentford’s Ivan Toney and Aston Villa’s Matty Cash complete the list.
Michail Antonio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Raheem Sterling, David de Gea and Joel Matip have all received individual awards this season.
Arsenal Will Extend Bukayo Saka’s Contract, Has Attracted Man City and Liverpool’s Attention
Arsenal have reportedly started talks with Bukayo Saka regarding a new contract at the North London club.
The 20-year-old has become one of the first names in the team under Mikel Arteta and scored his ninth Premier League goal of the season in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Aston Villa.
Saka extended his stay at Arsenal in 2020 until the summer of 2024.
But he is considered to have caught the attention of Liverpool and Manchester City following his outstanding form this season.
Arteta has confirmed that the club will seek to tie Saka to a new contract.
The Athletic now claim that ‘preliminary talks’ over a new and improved deal have taken place.
The report adds that Arsenal are optimistic about their chances of extending the England international’s stay.
But factors like Champions League football will still play a big role in the negotiations.
Saka has won the FA Cup and Community Shield at the Emirates and boasts 21 goals and 27 assists from 121 games for the Gunners since coming through their Hale End academy.