The French international was named La Liga’s Player of the Month following his stunning form for Atletico Madrid, Spanish publication AS report.
In three La Liga starts for Los Colchoneros throughout January, the former Real Sociedad ace contributed five goals and one assist – winning the man of the match award on one occasion.
His positive January and further contribution to Atleti’s 4-0 win over arch-rivals Real Madrid last week took Griezmann’s season total to 12 goals in 15 starts – a stunning feat for a wide player.
Diego Simeone’s side have certainly improved from last season – as shown by their astonishing four wins in six games against Madrid this season – and much has to do with the contribution of Griezmann.
However, their fortunes so far this campaign may have been somewhat different had the 23-year-old become part of a successful bid from North London.
Arsene Wenger may have earmarked his compatriot as the ideal marksman to lead his side last summer, yet the Gunners instead opted for Chilean international Alexis Sanchez.
Such a deal to take Griezmann to North London, however, subsequently never materialised and it appears Premier League viewers worldwide will take regret at another world star hitting the heights elsewhere.