December Duel: Arsenal’s Player of the Month Race


As the curtain falls on a hectic December for Arsenal, the spotlight turns to the standout performers vying for the prestigious title of Player of the Month. In a month packed with eight fixtures, Mikel Arteta’s squad showcased their prowess in both the Champions League and the Premier League, setting the stage for a thrilling race for the coveted award.

Kai Havertz: Sustaining Excellence

Kai Havertz, last month’s deserving winner, remains in contention with his stellar performances seamlessly transitioning from November to December. The German maestro started six games, hitting the back of the net twice. His crucial equalizer against Luton Town in a thrilling 4-3 victory showcased his goal-scoring prowess. Not stopping there, Havertz secured a 2-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion, bringing his tally to five goals since his summer arrival.

Gabriel Jesus: A Striking Presence

Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus played a pivotal role in December, scoring twice in tandem with Havertz’s contributions. His headed goal against Luton, following a brilliant assist to Kai, marked a key turning point in the match. Jesus continued his goal-scoring exploits against Brighton, securing his seventh goal in all competitions this season. His versatility and impactful displays make him a strong contender for the Player of the Month accolade.

Martin Odegaard: Captain’s Contributions

Captain Martin Odegaard’s leadership and vital contributions during December are evident in his consistent presence on the pitch. Playing every minute of the seven Premier League matches, Odegaard showcased his prowess with a fine team move finish against Wolves. His pinpoint cross in the game against Luton set up Declan Rice’s dramatic stoppage-winner. Odegaard’s involvement extended to assisting Gabriel in the draw against Liverpool, adding to his four assists this season alongside seven goals.

Bukayo Saka: Hale End Prodigy

Hale End graduate Bukayo Saka continued to shine in December, making significant contributions to Arsenal’s goal tally. Opening the scoring against Wolves with a well-crafted finish, Saka showcased his offensive prowess. His involvement in setting up Gabriel Martinelli’s goal against Luton and ending the month with his ninth goal of the campaign against Fulham further solidified his impact. Saka’s dynamic play and consistent goal-scoring make him a formidable contender for the Player of the Month honor.

Fan Decision: Voting Opens

With these stellar performances in mind, Arsenal fans are now tasked with selecting their Player of the Month for December. The voting process, open for 48 hours, allows supporters to weigh the contributions of Havertz, Jesus, Odegaard, and Saka. As the excitement builds, the announcement of the chosen player is eagerly awaited, capping off a memorable month for the Gunners.

In conclusion, December witnessed outstanding displays from Arsenal’s key players, each leaving an indelible mark on the pitch. The Player of the Month race adds an extra layer of excitement for fans, highlighting the exceptional talent within Mikel Arteta’s squad.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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