Aubameyang is Premier League Player of the Month

Author: Daily Mail
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been crowned as the EA Sports Player of the Month for October after shining for Arsenal.

The Gabon striker won the prize after a brilliant month which saw him score five goals and provide one assist.

Aubameyang scored a goal in each of his three games that month - netting twice against Fulham, twice against Leicester and notching another against Crystal Palace.

Arsenal's No 14 was clearly delighted with the gong as he posed for a selfie with it via Arsenal's Instagram account accompanied with the caption: 'Say hello to your Premier League Player of the Month for October! #arsenal #afc #auba #aubameyang #arsenalfc #premierleague.'

Reflecting on his achievement, the 29-year-old said: 'I'm just trying to improve every day, trying to work a lot but I'm happy to be here in the Premier League and I try to do my best. I can do better.'

After losing their first two games of the season, Arsenal are unbeaten in their subsequent nine as they sit in fifth on 23 points - one behind Tottenham in fourth and six behind league leaders Manchester City.

The Gunners have missed out on a top-four finish for the last two seasons but hopes that outcome will change come May.

'We have to continue on the way we are doing things,' he said. 'I hope we will finish in the first four. It would be good to qualify for the Champions League.'

Aubameyang beat Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Mat Ryan (Brighton) and Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) to October's Player of the Month.