Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has won the Premier League Manager of the Month award for September.

Arteta claims the award for the first time after leading the Gunners to victory in all three matches they played in September, following three straight defeats in August.

The Spaniard saw his Gunners turn a corner after a torrid start to the season in which they lost all their opening three games.

Their September winning run included a 3-1 derby victory against Tottenham as well as a 1-0 away at Burnley.

They also won 1-0 at home against Norwich City which was their first of the season.

On winning this award, Arteta said:

“It’s a great feeling, it means we went on a good run and won matches,” he said. 

Adding: “But for me it’s much more than that. It’s about the people involved, the people who work with me and how grateful I am to have them.

“The level of trust, implication and passion that they show working alongside me every day, that gives me the strength and then the belief in the players that they can do it, and that they are good enough to win matches and that we believe in them.”

Mikel Arteta is the sixth Spaniard to win a Premier League manager of the month award (also Benítez, Martínez, Flores, Guardiola and Gracia), the most of any non-British nation.

Arteta will hope his team continue their fine form after the international break when they host Crystal palace at the Emirates stadium.


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