While international football may have taken over as the priority for the next few weeks, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about in the domestic world. For example, as confirmed by Arsenal.com, the Player of the Month for October has been decided – and the winner is starting to become a familiar face in this category.
Gabriel Magalhaes, the club’s newest star defender, is the POTM for the second straight month. While many Gunners defenders over the years have been the definition of inconsistent throughout their time at the Emirates, the Brazilian has started off like a house on fire, and the benefit of that for Arsenal cannot be understated.
The official top three has been listed below, and as you can see, Gabriel ran away with it.
1st – Gabriel Magalhaes (79%)
2nd – Hector Bellerin
3rd – Bukayo Saka
There are plenty of negatives regarding Arsenal’s start to the season but Gabriel continues to serve as one of the biggest positives thus far. The club needs to start tightening things up at the back if they’re serious about a top four surge, and this is the man who will be the guiding force behind that movement.
Just how impressed have you been by Gabriel so far?