For the second time this season, Mikel Arteta has been awarded the Premier League Manager of the Month award.
The Spaniard picked up the gong for March after leading Arsenal to three wins out of four matches. Interestingly, despite the defeat to Liverpool, who were unbeaten last month, he pipped Jurgen Klopp and several other managers to the award.
The Gunners three victories, against Watford, Leicester and Aston Villa, have helped us climb into the top four with 10 games remaining.
Reflecting on the award, Arteta said: “Obviously it gives me a sense of pride because I know how difficult it is competing in this league but we’ve done it not only with the coaching staff but all the staff that is here at London Colney.
He also thanked the players and supporters for playing their part: “Obviously the players have to perform and win football matches to be recognised on that and then, especially to our supporters, because the way they have transformed the team, they deserve a lot of credit.
“My gratitude goes to everybody that helps in their way, the best possible way, to win football matches which is the reason we’re here.”
Arteta also won the award in September as the Gunners recovered from a terrible start to the season.
Hopefully there will be many more to come with the help of a new specialist on his coaching team.