Premier League Player of the Month: Man City star among nominees with Arsenal duo

An in-form Manchester City player is amongst the August Player of the Month nominees.
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Manchester City forward Erling Haaland is among eight players to be nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month.

The Norwegian has been in fine form since joining the Sky Blues from Borussia Dortmund this summer, scoring 10 league goals so far.

Nine of those goals came in August, including back-to-back hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.

The 22-year-old’s nine goals in five games is a record in the league, while he is only the sixth player to score a hat-trick in consecutive matches.

Haaland brings another way to score goals, claims Ferdinand. Credit: Getty.Haaland brings another way to score goals, claims Ferdinand. Credit: Getty.
Haaland brings another way to score goals, claims Ferdinand. Credit: Getty.

Haaland has helped his side to second place in the table after their opening six league games, and sit just one point behind league leaders Arsenal.

The striker has also registered one assist so far, providing a pass for Ilkay Gundogan’s opening goal in City’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth on August 1.

He faces tough competition for the award with Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus, Alexander Mitrovic of Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Pascal Gross also in contention.

Jesus, who left the Sky Blues for the Gunners this summer, netted three times and registered the same number of assists in August to help his new club to top spot.

Former Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, now of Palace, is also amongst the nominees. He scored four times for Patrick Vieira’s team.

Below is the full list of nominees for the Player of the Month award for August:

Pascal Gross (Brighton) - 3 goals and 1 assist.

Erling Haaland (City) - 9 goals and 1 assist.

Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal) - 3 goals and 3 assists

Alexander Mitrovic (Fulham) - 5 goals.

Martin Odegaard (Arsenal) - 3 goals.

Nick Pope (Newcastle United) - 2 cleans sheets and 19 saves made.

Former City forward Jesus has been in good form for Arsenal. Credit: Getty. Former City forward Jesus has been in good form for Arsenal. Credit: Getty.
Former City forward Jesus has been in good form for Arsenal. Credit: Getty.

Rodrigo (Leeds United) - 4 goals and 1 assist.

Wilfried Zaha (Palace) - 4 goals.

Fans have until 12:00 BST on Monday 12 September to vote for their chosen Player of the Month, and can do so via this link.