Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, has been awarded the Premier League Manager of the Month for August in celebration of the Gunners’ streak of five straight victories to open the season. After having their worst start to a season since 1954, Arsenal quickly recovered to win five straight games to start the Premier League season for the first time since they were the league’s reigning champions in 2004/05.
They were the only team to end August with a perfect record after Arteta supervised wins over Crystal Palace, Leicester, Bournemouth, Fulham, and Aston Villa during that run. That streak was only broken by a contentious loss to Manchester United in the first week of September. The Gunners not only won each of their games in August, but they also had a strong goal-scoring attack, scoring 13 goals in their five games. They only gave up four goals and had two clean sheets on the other end.
The manager of the month award went to Arteta, who defeated Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, Graham Potter, and Marco Silva. This is the third award of Arteta’s still-emerging managerial career, following wins in September 2021 and March 2022. Erling Haaland, a striker for Manchester City, received the Premier League Player of the Month honor for the nine goals he scored in August, a scorching start to his stay in England.