Mikel Arteta has been named Premier League manager of the month for September.
After a dismal start to the season, the Gunners responded with three wins and a draw from their fixtures last month, beating Burnley and Norwich 1-0, battering Sp*rs 3-1 in the North London derby (although we are legally required to point out at this time that Tottenham do get battered everywhere they go), before a 0-0 draw with Brighton made it 10 points from 12 with three clean sheets.
It doesn’t mean everything is hunky-dory, but it was definitely an improvement, and hopefully something we can build on after the Interlull.
Speaking to the official Arsenal website, the boss was keen to highlight the work done by all his coaching staff, saying, “I think represents the way everyone has been together, has been working and has been positive in difficult moments and continued to do their work with the right mentality, the right ambition and with the right work and direction.
“So it’s for them. I get the award, but it’s for all the people behind it.”
Nice work, keep it up.