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One Coincidental Fact Of Arteta Winning The Manager Of The Month Award At Arsenal

Mikel Arteta was earlier declared the winner of September's manager of the month award. This comes as a big achievement for the Spaniard, but one fascinating thing about this is that the timing of his first award coincided with Arsene Wenger's record at the club.

Mikel Arteta was able to turn things around after the disappointing opening three fixtures of season. The lost to Brentford, Manchester City and Chelsea was followed up with three consecutive wins in the Premier League in the month of September. His decent performances saw him being nominated for the September's award alongside Pep Guardiola of Manchester City, Dean Smith of Aston Villa, Graham Potter of Brighton and Jürgen Klopp.

With three games, three wins, two clean sheets, and one goal conceded, the 39-year-old tactician was able to win the award. He becomes the first manger to win it at Arsenal since Arsene Wenger in the year 2015. If we are to go through the records since 2015, the manger of the month award has been won 9 times by Manchester City and Liverpool managers, 5 times by a Chelsea manger, 4 by Tottenham and 3 times by Bournemouth, Leicester & Wolves. Therefore, Arteta winning this one comes as a big boost to the club.

The timing of Arteta's first manger of the month award is coincidental with that of former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman's first manager of the month award came in the 15th full month of his reign in the competition, in March 1998. Today, Arteta's manager of the month award came in the 15th full month of his Arsenal tenure. This is really coincidental, right?

If one wants to take a deep comparison between Arsene Wenger's early journey at Arsenal to that of Arteta, you will see that it is a bit similar. Could this coincidental fact means Arteta will likely be a success at the club?

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