Santi Cazorla is the EA SPORTS Player of the Month.

The Spain international has won our first award of the season by a landslide following a superb start to his Arsenal career.

Santi caught the eye on his debut against Sunderland, creating the game's best chance for Olivier Giroud and going close to a goal himself on a number of occasions.

The playmaker was at the heart of Arsenal's best attacking moments at Stoke City too before providing a goal and an assist at Liverpool.

Abou Diaby also made a strong start to the campaign - finding his fitness and form in the Premier League. He was rewarded with second place in our poll, just ahead of Mikel Arteta.

August Player of the Month - Results

Player % of votes
Santi Cazorla 72.3
Abou Diaby 9
Mikel Arteta 5.4
Others 13.3

Alastair Parke from Kilkeel, Northern Ireland has won the chance to present the award before the Southampton game. He will also receive two tickets to that match.

EA Sports - Official Games Partner of Arsenal

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