Arsenal fans voted Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal’s player of the month for August with new boy, Rob Holding, coming in second.

Despite missing the first game of the season, Kos won 68.75% of his duels in August (16), won 100% of his tackles (although he only made one), had a pass accuracy of 88.5%, made 20 clearances, blocked three shots and made five interceptions.

Speaking on his official Facebook page, the defender was delighted with the award:

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