Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta named Premier League manager of the month for September in rare good news for Gunners

ARSENAL boss Mikel Arteta has been named Premier League manager of the month for September.

The Gunners started the season poorly, losing their first three league games to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City.

But bounced back, beating Norwich, Burnley and north London rivals Tottenham.

The Spaniard beat former mentor Pep Guardiola to the prestigious award, as well as Jurgen Klopp, Graham Potter and Dean Smith.

On the award, Arteta told "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."

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