In the first part of the article we nominated Aaron Ramsey and Joel Campbell to win an award for the best Arsenal player in January. Now, let’s take a look at other contenders who distinguished themselves from the others footballers.

Olivier Giroud

Despite missing a fantastic chance to take the lead at the Anfield Road, overall the Frenchman had a very good month. On the other hand, in the same game against Liverpool, he scored two brilliant goals to put his team in front in the 3-3 draw against The Reds. The problem with the French International is the fact that he doesn’t always deliver in the penalty box, but if he's focused enough he's one of the best strikers in the Premier League.

Giroud scored three goals in January, which is good for a striker who must feel the intensity of the game after a few hard months. He was unlucky to be an early substitute against Chelsea, when his teammate Per Mertesacker received a red card after a foul on Diego Costa. The decision to sacrifice the Frenchman was met with many negative comments from Arsenal fans – that tells everything about Olivier Giroud and his real value for the Arsenal.

Petr Cech

It's hard to find a Premier League enthusiast that doesn't like Petr Cech. He's definition of professionalism not only for young goalkeepers, but also for players from the other formations. The Gunners made only one signing during the last summer transfer window, but after a few months we can say that it was the best deal in the Premier League.

His performance against Stoke may have been his best display for his new club. He prevented Arsenal from suffering a defeat with some brilliant saves. At the beginning of the season, John Terry said that goalkeepers like Petr Cech can save you 10-15 points during the whole season and it seems like he was right.

The biggest disappointment for the 33-year-old player will have been losing to his previous club, Chelsea FC. Despite the lost, he has shown some great goalkeeping skills.

Who was the best Arsenal player in January in your opinion? Give us your thoughts!

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