Arteta Wins Manager of the Month
Mikel Arteta has won the EPL Player of the Month for September.
The Arsenal manager won all three matches for the month against Norwich, Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur.
This was after a torrid start to the season, where the misfiring Gunners lost their first three matches of the season and conceded nine goals without scoring any.
On the award, Arteta told Arsenal.com: “I think [this award] 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.”
Arteta also insists his team are in ‘a really good place’ right now.
He continued: “The squad is in a really good place.
“Obviously after the window closed and we knew the squad that we had, had done a lot of the transfers and deals we wanted to do in the summer, I think we have be really happy and positive about what we have.
“The challenge now is to keep everybody on board together and fulfilling the role that each of us has to do in every moment, and through the season that is different.
“Sometimes it is a very leading and front role, and other times it is a supporting role.
“We don’t have European games and for me the key is to keep the unity of the group together and players feeling valued at all times.”