EPL: Arteta beats Guardiola, Klopp to Manager of the Month award

"It's much more than that[unbeaten run]. It's about the people involved, the people who work with me and how grateful I am to have them," he said.
EPL: Arteta beats Guardiola, Klopp to Manager of the Month award
Mikel ArtetaPremier League

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has been crowned Premier League's Manager of the Month for September.

The Spaniard who was at risk of losing his job after a woeful start to the 2021/22 EPL season following three straight defeats in August bounced back with three consecutive wins and a draw last month.

The Gunners kicked off their unbeaten run with a 1-0 win over Norwich City, and a victory at Burnley by the same scoreline followed.

Then Arsenal went 3-0 up in a dazzling first-half display on their way to a 3-1 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby at Emirates Stadium.

Arteta, 39, clinched the award ahead of Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Graham Potter and Dean Smith.

"It's a great feeling, it means we went on a good run and won matches," Arteta said. "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."

Describing 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 really 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.' "

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