Does Arsenal’s Walcott deserve Player of Month nomination?

Theo Walcott has been selected on a shortlist of five players for September’s Premier League Player of the Month award, but were other Arsenal players more deserved?

The Gunners won each domestic match they played in last month, including a 3-0 win over London rivals Chelsea, which surely puts Arsene Wenger in the race for the Manager of the Month award, but which of our players should be up for the equivalent achievement.

Theo is our only inclusion in the shortlist for the September award, alongside Tottenham’s Heung-Min son, Liverpool’s Adam Lallana, Romelu Lukaku of Everton and City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

The Arsenal forward has been one of our stand-out performers in recent weeks, but would not have been my pick to be Gunners Vitality Player of the Month, nor did he pick up a single Man of the Match award in a league match during September.

Alexis Sanchez picked up two MOTM awards however, for his role in defeating Chelsea and Hull City, with the other MOTM award going to Santi Cazorla, who has also been exceptional this year.

Our defence has also been in fine fettle during the previous month, having conceded only once against Southampton, before denying our bogey-team Chelsea a single goal from our encounter.

Laurent Koscielny is another Arsenal star who may have given us a stronger chance of winning the monthly award, but Theo is the man in the running, so we should get behind him.

The voting has already closed for the Arsenal Vitality Man of the Month Award, which should be revealed in the coming days, which will likely confirm my belief that Theo should not have been our only inclusion for the PL monthly award.

Do you agree that Theo was not our best player of September? Did Alexis deserve to be shortlisted?

Pat J

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  1. I’m not going to getting carried away like fool’s he score two good goals the rest where sitters. for. me to say wolcott is playing light out he will have to take on defender on the outside on make pin point crosses inside the box picking out runners. any one notice when belerin over lap there is no one to crosses the ball to inside the box Wolcott ozil Sanchez iwobi standing outside the box waiting for the ball what are they scared u tell me.

    1. Gotta admit he’s doing better than any of us expected…im just enjoying it right nkw..ill support any player that give a hundred percent for our club..which is why i like le cog..dude give his all everyday…not always the best but je never give up… the way good to see the yard man here…wah gwaan bredda…ARSENAL FI LIFE

  2. Alexis should be our candidate. I think the best players get judged by different standards, because allot are expected of them. Alexis may have won motm awards on AFC site, but Iwobi got motm against che. Or while I’m at it, from whom is it best to get the motm award. Fans are too biased allot of the time, not that they shouldn’t be, but if you want an honest award it should never be left to fans opinion. Alexis against Basel there were a good number of fans being critical of Alexis, but if that were Ozil, they would’ve made a huge deal out of his assists, along with his set ups which went begging, they might have even hated on someone for not finishing off a would be assist.

  3. Most of you seem to not watch the game, Walcott is one of our most dangerous player last month. Dont judgeby his goal tally only, but keeep in mind he is now a winger.As a winger, hes doing everything on point.

  4. At last I can share my delight and frustrations now that I have registered. Hi to all. have been following this site for a while now and glad to see so many feel my frustration and happiness with our beloved club. Any way back to the subject and feel this is the standard that I expected from Walcott several years ago.

  5. of course, he does.. not just him but Alexis should also be nominated ahead of Lallana(had just one brilliant game).

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