Mikel Arteta surpasses Jose Mourinho as Arsenal manager makes award history
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has made history with his third manager of the month award of the season.
No manager has ever won three times in the same season.
Arteta has overseen Arsenal's remarkable rise from missing out on the top four last season to leading the table by five points at the halfway mark, clear of reigning champions Manchester City.
Arsenal's progress is the reward for the club backing Arteta's approach both on the pitch and in the transfer market as they look to win a first league title in almost two decades.
Arteta has now won the award five times, which is another remarkable feat given he was appointed by Arsenal a little over three years ago for his first managerial role.
The Spanish has now picked up the award more time than Jose Mourinho's tally of four, with Sam Allardyce's six wins and Harry Redknapp's eight in his sights.
Unsurprisingly, Sir Alex Ferguson boasts the most awards wins with 27, ahead of Arsene Wenger's 15 and Pep Guardiola's 11.