Former England international Gary Neville has named his Premier League Player of the Month for October for Breathe Sport, and he has admitted it was a tough call with another star just missing out despite his best efforts.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was unsurprisingly the player Neville felt stood out the most last month, but he reserved special praise for Arsenal play-maker Mesut Ozil after the German enjoyed a scintillating spell for the Gunners.
"It was tight between Mesut Ozil and Jamie Vardy, but Vardy just shades it," Neville wrote.
Vardy has scored 11 goals already this season, with five of those coming in October, but Ozil has played an integral role for Arsenal as they have moved level on points with current league leaders Manchester City.
Ozil may not have scored anywhere near the amount of goals that Vardy has managed thus far, but the Arsenal star has been at his best when it comes to assists, laying on nine goals for his Gunners teammates in just 14 appearances.
Ozil scored one goal and provided six assists in the league in October so it is no surprise Neville singled him out, and on any other month he may well have won that particular accolade, had Vardy not been around, that is.