New Arsenal Signing Joins City Duo And Chelsea Star On Shortlist For Player Of The Month

New Arsenal Signing Joins City Duo And Chelsea Star On Shortlist For Player Of The Month

Arsenal right-back Emily Fox has been nominated for the January WSL Player of the Month award.

The American international only joined the Gunners from North Carolina Courage midway through last month. However, Fox played in both of the London club’s league fixtures, helping her side secure a 2-1 win over Everton, before providing an assist for Vivianne Miedema in the 2-0 victory against Liverpool last Sunday.

The defender already appears to be at home in English football, having spent her entire professional career in the United States prior to her switch to the WSL.

Fox is, of course, an experienced player, having won 39 caps for her country. At international level, the fullback has been part of teams that won the CONCACAF Women’s Championship in 2022, as well as consecutive SheBelieves Cups. However, her first experience of a World Cup did not end well, as the US were knocked out at the round of 16 stage by Sweden.

Who will Fox be going up against for the Player of the Month award?

Chelsea forward Lauren James is also among the nominees and she is the heavy favourite to win the accolade, having scored a hat-trick against Manchester United and a brace versus Brighton in her two league games last month.

Manchester City pair Bunny Shaw (who scored 4 goals herself) and Laia Aleixandri have been nominated too, along with West Ham’s Vivianne Asseyi and Leicester City’s Janice Cayman.

How can fans vote for their nominee?

Supporters can nominate their favourite by heading over to the website here and picking one of the six choices.

Voting will close at 10 am GMT on Monday 5th February so there isn’t much time to make your nomination count.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.