2 Arsenal players nominated for Premier League monthly

LONDON, ENGLAND: Leandro Trossard of Arsenal celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Arsenal FC and PSV Eindhoven at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2023. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

With October now underway, the Premier League have announced their nominees for their various monthly awards, and Arsenal players feature in both the Goal of the Month and Save of the Month categories.

Leandro Trossard has been nominated for his goal against Everton, with the Belgian international sweeping home a finish on his weak foot to give the Gunners a 1-0 victory.

The move began as a set-piece routine, but Arsenal quickly reset and pulled Everton apart with fast passing.

Martin Odegaard played Bukayo Saka in behind on the right-hand side, and Saka’s cutback found Trossard for an expert finish going in off the post.

Trossard has been nominated alongside seven other players, and you can watch the goal and vote here.

Arsenal's Belgian midfielder #19 Leandro Trossard (R) shoots to score the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on September 17, 2023. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Belgian midfielder #19 Leandro Trossard (R) shoots to score the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on September 17, 2023. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

As for Save of the Month, David Raya was nominated for his stop against Tottenham Hotspur.

With Son Heung-Min getting in behind the defence and cutting back for Brennan Johnson, a goal seemed an inevitability.

But the Gunners’ summer loan signing raced across and clawed the ball to safety, drawing applause from squad rival Aaron Ramsdale.

The save has to be one of the favourites among the six stops nominated for the September award, and you can watch it back and vote for it here.

Arsenal's Spanish goalkeeper David Raya celebrates the team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven at the Arsenal Stadium in north London on September 20, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish goalkeeper David Raya celebrates the team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven at the Arsenal Stadium in north London on September 20, 2023. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Save of the Month winner will be announced next week, with voting closing on Monday, October 9th at 12:00 BST.

The Goal of the Month award will also be announced next week, with the voting closing at the same time.

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