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Sead Kolasinac plays one and a half league games, wins Arsenal POTM

Okay then.

Arsenal v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sead Kolasinac has won Arsenal’s Player of the Month award for August, and he only needed one full league match to do it.

Our new left back played in the meaningless friendly that is the Community Shield and the season opener against Leicester on August 11, treating Gooners to a headed goal in the former and helping out Danny Welbeck with his goal in the latter. He then started the Stoke match before being subbed off and sat on the bench at Anfield—not even close to what usually happens with players of the month, but whatever (although perhaps his absence from the Liverpool game helped him when it came to the voting for the award).

Kolasinac won the award in a landslide, collecting more than half the votes from fans. The whole thing feels quite nonsensical, but he showed a lot of promise when he did play, so if he keeps it up and actually gets some playing time, then there may be some more conventionally-won POTM awards in his future.