Montpellier 2-1 Arsenal: Man of the Match

We asked you to vote for your Man of the Match from what was a testing game in France. And you did. It wasn’t the best attacking performance from the Gunners, so perhaps your choice was a defender? Maybe it was the ‘keeper? Who knows. Well, you’re about to find out.

So who wins the metaphorical champagne this time round?

Hugs all round as Gervinho, centre, is congratulated by Lukas Podolski,

In 3rd place, we have….

Gervinho – 

The in-form man finishes one place lower than he did last week, but he wasn’t far from second place. It was another impressive performance from the winger-slash-striker, and again, he scored. His dazzling runs and electric pace caused the French sides defence havoc, especially in the first-half. He had 46 touches of the ball and a total of two shots. He also completed 86% of his passes.

He received 17.86% of the votes.


In second place…

Lukas Podolski –

The German has been a revelation since his summer move, and he was impressive yet again. His maturity and determination was clear and his goal was a lovely finish after some good team play. Like Gervinho, he finishes one place lower than he did last week, and I’m sure he’ll do everything he can to be the top boy in the City game – he only cares about this MotM poll, I’m sure. His hard-working style has endeared him to the fans already. He completed 85% of his passes and, surprisingly, only had 1 shot.

He received  21.43% of the votes.

Firing well: Lukas Podolski's equaliser is his third in three games

Coming in first place…

Mikel Arteta

Of course it is. He was in fine form yet again, continuing to excel in his new position. In a tough midfield battle, Mikel done extremely well and fully deserves the [metaphorical] champagne. His passing was, as usual, spot on and he put in a real shift in the middle of the pitch. He made 6 tackles, and only committed 2 fouls. In a somewhat sloppy midfield display, he managed to play his usual game completing 95% of passes and touching the ball 88 times. But not only that, he managed to win 100% of his aerial duels. Not bad for a small-ish guy.

He received 25% of the votes

There you go; there’s your winner – Mikel Arteta. Well deserved.

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