It’s fair to say the month of October hasn’t been the most dazzling month in Arsenal’s history, despite the electric start we made. The ever impressive performance at home to Galatasaray, in which each player displayed a monumental improvement from the dulcet month of September, looked to be an impressive asset to build upon. In a month that saw some tricky ties away at Chelsea and Anderlecht within a week, it was always going to be tough for the Gunners, but comfortable wins against the Turkish side and Sunderland were the pinnacle of October no doubt. Arsenal took only 4 points out of a possible 9 in the Premier League with top-quality players such as Giroud, Debuchy, Ozil and Ramsey missing the majority of the month, however, their two wins in the Champions League capitalised a fairly successful month, but not one to go down in Arsenal folklore.
5) Calum Chambers
It’s a tough one, number five. In recall, I can’t seem to remember any five players really standing out this month, so with my top four nailed on, I felt Calum deserved a tad more recognition than he’s received lately. Winning Arsenal’s official Player of the Month in September, the 19 year old Englishman has certainly kept delivering his classy performances sine then. October has been a roller-coaster for young Calum, receiving his first England call-up in which he played reasonably well, and playing regularly at right-back for Arsenal in the absence of Mathieu Debuchy. Bare in mind he hasn’t had a stand out game this month, but personally I think he is a natural centre-half, so playing at right-back has been a change he’s had to adapt to since his first month. He’s been consistently good in October, and not made a catastrophic mistake, whilst certainly filling in well. His ability to bomb down the flank and provide areal presence in and around our box has proved pivotal this month, with his star moment certainly being his inch perfect cross for Kieran Gibbs’ goal away in Brussels.