Mikel Arteta is one of the four managers nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month. The four managers nominated are Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Brentford’s Thomas Frank, Newcastle’s Eddie Howe, and Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta.
Mikel Arteta has won the Premier League Manager of the Month award three times previously throughout his career. He received the award earlier this season for the fantastic start his side had. Arsenal took three points from all three matches in the Premier League’s opening month, in which Mikel Arteta won the award. In the previous season, he received the award twice – September and March.
Arsenal’s phenomenal run of form before the World Cup continued when the competition resumed on Boxing Day against West Ham United and New Year’s Eve against Brighton & Hove Albion. The two wins against those clubs left Arsenal with four wins from four matches in the Premier League for November and December.
Mikel Arteta and his side find themselves top of the Premier League after playing seventeen matches. Arsenal’s top-quality performances throughout the season show the process that Arteta was trying to impose on the club. The results Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal has displayed over these past two months show why he should be walking away with his fourth Manager of the Month award in mid-January.