Arsenal have confirmed their nominees for the February Player of the Month award, with Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka in the running once again.

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LONDON, ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brentford at Emirates Stadium on February 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / Getty Images)

On Monday, Arsenal announced their latest batch of nominees for the Player of the Month award.

The February edition will see Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Thomas Partey go up against each other in the fan vote, which you can find here.

Arsenal obviously only had limited fixtures in February, facing Wolves twice and Brentford once. But with three consecutive wins, there were plenty of positives to take from the month.

Odegaard was pulling the strings in midfield from a creative standpoint, Saka was as influential as always on the wings, Gabriel scored the winning goal against Wolves away, and Partey made a strong return after AFCON and his red-card suspension.

This was a rare month where the vote could almost have used more nominees, as the three victories were real team efforts.

Ben White was among those perhaps unfortunate to miss out, following three very solid displays.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's second goal with Gabriel Magalhaes during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brentford at Emirates Stadium on February 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal with Gabriel Magalhaes during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brentford at Emirates Stadium on February 19, 2022. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

For both Odegaard and Saka, this is their third Player of the Month nomination in a row. The duo finished second and third in the vote respectively in December, before finishing second and fourth in the January vote.

Finishing second twice seemed particularly harsh on Odegaard, who I argued at the time deserved to win at least one of the two awards.

The midfielder was one of the best players in the entire league in December, but Gabriel Martinelli won anyway, and Martinelli won again in January.

The Brazilian youngster was very good, but not enough to beat Odegaard to both awards, in my opinion. Fortunately for Odegaard, Martinelli isn’t involved this time to make it three in a row!

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