The two Arsenal stars are joined on the shortlist by Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, Watford’s Odion Ighalo and Stoke’s Jack Butland
Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud lead the nominations for October’s Premier League Player of the Month award.
Ozil has been in record-breaking form recently and chalked up six a$$ists in four appearances during October, while also finding the net in the win over Manchester United.
Giroud has benefitted from such service, scoring three times in four games, and joins his team-mate on the shortlist.
Kevin De Bruyne provides sturdy competition, having found his feet following his move to Manchester City from Wolfsburg, scoring once and providing four a$$ists of his own during his second month at the Etihad Stadium.
Jamie Vardy, the Premier League’s top scorer, is also nominated after scoring five goals in four matches for Leicester City.
Making up the list are Watford’s Odion Ighalo and Stoke City’s Jack Butland, with the winner set to be announced on November 10.