Alex Iwobi nominated for Player of the Month Award

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has been nominated for the Arsenal Player of the Month award for December.

Despite some tough matches in December, Arsenal ended 2016 on a high and Iwobi emerged one of the five strong contenders for the latest Vitality Player of the Month award.

The other four players on the five man shortlist include Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Arsenal started December with back-to-back hat-tricks against West Ham United and Basel, before bouncing back from two Premier League defeats with hard-fought victories over West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace.

Iwobi was on target in both of those games, and his goalscoring form continued to the end of the month when he scored his first headed goal in his side's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Yew Year's Day.

Alexis stole the headlines again after his stunning treble at the London Stadium, in a game which also saw him assist Mesut Ozil for their opener against the Hammers. Ozil followed that goal up with an assist in Basel and another strike in Arsenal's comfortable victory against Stoke City.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott have also chipped in with some important goals and assists this month.