Arsenal’s Salah-Eddine Oulad M’hand has been nominated for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month award, following an excellent October.

Salah-Eddine Oulad M'hand playing for the Arsenal u23s against Bournemouth (Photo via
Salah-Eddine Oulad M’hand playing for the Arsenal u23s against Bournemouth (Photo via

The Premier League announced their seven nominations for the Premier League 2 Player of the Month this week, with Arsenal’s Salah-Eddine Oulad M’hand featuring on the list.

Salah-Eddine had a fantastic October, really coming into his own. He scored against Brighton, Everton, and Leeds United in the Premier League 2, he scored against Newport County in the EFL Trophy, and he made the League Cup bench for the first team.

After picking the midfielder for his League Cup squad, Mikel Arteta said: “[We are] rewarding him – for what he does every day in training and the games that he’s playing, for his attitude and the quality he has – he totally deserves to be with us.”

In all, the Arsenal 18-year-old directly contributed to five goals in five games from midfield throughout the month. That’s more than any of the other nominees managed, though of course that’s not the only factor.

Dilan Markanday of Spurs is going to prove strong competition, as he scored four goals and made a senior cameo appearance, something which is taken into account. But in my biased opinion, Salah-Eddine still deserves the award.

The winner is usually confirmed a week after the nominations, so we should find out whether Salah-Eddine was successful on Monday.

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