Folarin Balogun has been nominated for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award for the second month in a row.
Balogun was nominated for PL2 Player of the Month in August alongside Emile Smith Rowe, after scoring four and assisting two in his first four league games of the season.
He didn’t quite manage to lift the award that month, but he’s got another chance now after carrying that strong form into September. The striker scored three goals and assisted two in three games, receiving another nomination as a result.
Whilst his August nomination was perhaps a little reliant on his opening-day hat-trick against Blackburn, which consisted of two penalties and one penalty rebound, there’s no arguing against Balogun’s consistently strong performances this time around.
First he set up both of Tyreece John-Jules’ goals against Leicester City to come from behind and win, then he gave Arsenal the lead twice from open play against Wolves. He finished the month with an equaliser against Liverpool, set up by Hector Bellerín.
Sadly, after making the bench for the first team against Nottingham Forest a week earlier, the striker picked up a knock just before he would’ve had the chance to feature against Standard Liege. He should be back in action after the international break.