Mikel Arteta was named EPL manager of the month
Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has been declared the English Premier League manager of September.
However, the 39-year-old Spaniard was the winner of a five-man shortlist, defeating the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Graham Potter, and Dean Smith after votes from some set of football experts were mixed with the votes of the public.
Meanwhile, the Spaniard side had a poor start this season after losing their first three matches to Brentford, Chelsea, and Manchester City. These poor results almost got him sacked by the football club before guiding his team to an impressive turnaround. Afterwards, His side clinched their first win of the season with a 1-0 home victory against Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium, followed by a 1-0 away win against Burnley at the Turf Moor stadium.
Hence, after having an outstanding 3-1 home victory against the London side Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium, this got him relieved of the criticism he has had in the past weeks.
MIKEL ARTETA IN A POST CONFERENCE
On the other hand, Mikel Arteta in a post-conference said:
“It’s a great feeling, it means we went on a good run and won matches,” Arteta says. “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.”
On the club’s home win against Spurs, he adds: “I said it after the game, it’s the best atmosphere I’ve seen at the Emirates. It was electric, it was real, it was honest and it was a real sense of chemistry between our supporters and the team.
“And it was the perfect day to thank them. A few weeks earlier when we were under adversity and criticism they stood for the team and it was a way for the team to say, ‘Thank you, you are a big part of our time and we need you, and when you are alongside us look at what we can do.’ ”
Nevertheless, Mikel Arteta claims the award for the first time since he took over as the manager of Arsenal FC after guiding his team to an unbeaten run in September. Similarly, Arteta happens to be the first Arsenal manager to win this award since Arsene Wenger won it six years ago.