Mikel Arteta wins his fourth Premier League Manager of the Month award this season.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is the Premier League Manager of the Month for March. He now nears Jurgen Klopp’s single-season record of five awards.
The Gunners are now having a productive month of March. Today, winger Bukayo Saka was named the division’s Player of the Month.
For this month’s award, Arteta took part against Pep Guardiola, Unai Emery, and Roberto De Zerbi. But the Spaniard won it once more after an undefeated month that stars four victories and 14 goals in four games.
With Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag breaking his streak last month, Mikel Arteta might have won the prize three times in the previous four months.
Arteta has four Manager of the Month awards this season after winning his first in August, and he is now just one behind Klopp’s record of five, which he set in 2019/20.
Given Arsenal’s demanding six-game consecutive schedule, it is unclear if he will be able to raise the trophy in April.
The Gunners begin their season against Leeds on Saturday, followed by matches against Liverpool, West Ham, and Southampton, and Arteta’s side will end the month with a trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City and a visit from London rivals Chelsea.
List of the Manager of the Month winners since 2022/23
August – Arteta (Arsenal)
September – Erik ten Hag (Manchester United)
October – Eddie Howe (Newcastle)
November/December – Arteta (Arsenal)
January – Arteta (Arsenal)
February – Erik ten Hag (Manchester United)
March – Arteta (Arsenal)
Mikel Arteta: Early Career
Arteta from San Sebastián, Basque Country, started playing football at Antiguok. There he also met fellow midfielder Xabi Alonso. The two of them quickly grew close through their frequent teammate appearances. They often played together on the beache and in the gutters of San Sebastián. They also dreamed of playing at Real Sociedad.
With his Antiguoko teammates Jon Alvarez and Mikel Yanguas, Arteta departed San Sebastián at the age of 15 in July 1997 for a trial with Barcelona’s infamous La Masia youth academy. After participating in three trial matches, the trio was offered professional contracts by the club. Arteta’s Antiguoko teammates would soon leave the academy shortly after arriving because of the notoriously strict lifestyle of the academy, where students lived in dormitories. Arteta met Pep Guardiola while he was a player at the Barcelona academy and was studying the methods of their then-head coach Louis van Gaal. Arteta grew up at La Masia between two future club legends, Andrés Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez.