Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the Premier League’s Player of the Month for September, after winning the vote for the month.
The PFA Fan’s Player of the Month vote for September went for Joel Matip, which seemed like the wrong decision when comparing how the two players performed individually.
Aubameyang scored vital goals in every game he played, with equalisers against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, a winner against Aston Villa despite giving up a penalty and the opening two goals against Watford.
In total, that means Aubameyang won Arsenal five of their six points in September with his goals alone. If he’d taken that penalty against Aston Villa you could argue he’d won all six, but he showed his selfless side by giving it up for a teammate in need of a goal.
It’s a bit strange Matteo Guendouzi beat him to the Arsenal award. Guendouzi was undoubtedly fantastic in the second half of the Spurs, United and Villa matches, but he was off his game against Watford and didn’t start any of those fixtures quite as strongly.
In the end, it’s worked out alright, as both players have an award to treasure at the end of the month. Now they need to go and win another one.