Arsene Wenger has been crowned the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month for February after his Arsenal side took ten points from a possible 12 and regained their place in the top four.
Starting the month with a frustrating goalless draw at Bolton Wanderers, the Gunners thumped Blackburn 7-1 at home, before snatching three points at Sunderland thanks to a last gasp Thierry Henry winner. Then of course there was last week’s North London derby – an uneventful game which resulted in another routine dismantling of the Spuds.
In truth I’m sure Arsene will look back on the last 29 days with mixed emotions. While regaining momentum in the league has been vital, watching his side succumb to their ‘worst ever’ European loss (the boss’ words not mine) and then limply succumbing to Sunderland in the FA Cup will not sit well with a man who always takes defeat to heart.
It’s the 12th time that Wenger has won the Manager of the Month accolade since arriving from Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1996 and his first since this time last year.
With an early game against Liverpool tomorrow, Arseblog News crosses its collective fingers hoping that talk of a MOM curse is a load of old cobblers…