Friday, 4 October 2019

Aubameyang, Mahrez and Djenepo in for Premier League award

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez and Southampton forward Moussa Djenepo have been shortlisted for Premier League awards.

Gabon international Aubameyang and Algeria’s Mahrez are in contention for September Player of the Month award while Djenepo has been nominated for Goal of the month prize.

Aubameyang delivered fine performances, scoring five league goals to help Unai Emery's men secure six points last month.

The forward started the month with a goal in the Gunners’ North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur before scoring twice against Watford.

Against Aston Villa, the former Borussia Dortmund striker notched the match-winning goal and went on to help his side avoid defeat against Manchester United, cancelling Scott McTominay’s opener with his second-half strike.

Mahrez, meanwhile, scored two goals and provided an assist to help Pep Guardiola’s men with wins over Watford and Everton.

They are nominated for the individual accolade along with Leicester City’s Ricardo Pereira, Aston Villa’s John McGinn, Tottenham hotspur’s Son Heung-min, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

Djenepo’s match-winning strike against Sheffield United has been nominated for the best goal award.

The Saints’ summer signing will slug it out with Newcastle United’s Jetro Willems, Chelsea duo of Fikayo Tomori and N'Golo Kante, Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick, Leicester’s James Maddison, West Ham United’s Aaron Cresswell and Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold for a chance to win the prize.

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