Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been named Premier League coach of the month for January.
The Spaniard guided Arsenal to vital wins over Tottenham and Manchester United in the month where the Gunners earned seven points in the Premier League.
Arteta also won the award in December, he has now won it three times this season in August, November/December and January.
“After the World Cup break, you have certain questions – how is the team going to react, are we ready and have we lost that momentum?
“I don’t think we did, I think we used that time really well. We were lucky not to have some big problems in that period and the team responded by winning a lot of games. Arteta said.
“It’s difficult to choose the best moment because we had some big ones, but obviously the game that we won away at Spurs was a key one.”
The former Gunners captain has now won the award five times since taking up the reins at the Emirates Stadium in 2019.
He becomes the first Arsenal manager to win the award three times in a season.