Laurent Koscielny has been named as the first Vitality Player of the Month of the 2016/17 season.

The France international was in outstanding form as he captained the side in the goalless draw at Leicester City and the 3-1 win at Watford.

Koscielny won 35.6 per cent of the votes cast, narrowly edging out his new defensive partner, Rob Holding, into second place.

Alexis - who scored once and claimed two assists - at Vicarage Road was in third.

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August Player of the Month - Results

Player % of votes
Laurent Koscielny 35.6
Rob Holding 33
Alexis 18.4
Other  13

This season's winners

Month Winner
August Laurent Koscielny
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6 Sep 2016