Arsenal of England youngster, Bukayo Saka has received a flood of accolades, following his emergence with two prestigious awards at the London-based English Premier League club’s recent roll call of individual honours in the team, megasportsarena.com reports.
The 19-year-old left-back-um-winger was again talk of the town, after he was named Arsenal’s best player for December and also smiled home with the gong for goal of the month, during which he emerged on of the team’s few shining lights in what has been an underwhelming term for them so far.
However, Saka’s individual top form continued into the final month of 2020 and he then beat off competition from runner-up Kieran Tierney and third-placed Alexandre Lacazette to emerge top of the best player’s log with 70% of the votes.
He also got the Goal of the Month award with his chipped stunner over Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Eduardo Mendy in Arsenal 3-1 over The Blues on December 26, which saw Saka edge Egyptian midfielder, Mohammed Eleny and Switzerland’s captain, Granit Xhaka to get the gong.
Arsenal fans will now hope that the Nigerian-born England international can continue to deliver impressive performances in the second half of the season, even as he got off The Gunners’ bench in Saturday’s English FA Cup victory over Newcastle United, but failed to get his name on the scorrs’ cards.
He will now turn his attention fully on getting back into the starting 11 for this weekend’s EPL clash with Crystal Palace, in what promises to be an explosive London derby between both sides, with Saka sure to get a boost from the double diadems he picked in the club’s latest line up of individual awards, following which accolades trailed him from The Gunners’ media unit.
Two messages posted on social media to celebrate him read: “𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 🥇 @BukayoSaka87 Congratulations, Bukayo 👏 pic.twitter.com/1fCAGIrNr0 — Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 7, 2021. 🏆 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵 Our winner… 🥇 @BukayoSaka87 v Chelsea pic.twitter.com/7jtJ1cJGSd — Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 8, 2021.”