Mikel Arteta has been named Premier League manager of the month for September after guiding Arsenal to three straight victories.
The Gunners beat Norwich, Burnley and local rivals Tottenham to climb out of the relegation zone.
They started the season with three defeats in a row.
“It’s a great feeling, it means we went on a good run and won matches,” Arteta said.
Arteta’s Arsenal now sit 11th in the table after drawing their last game with Brighton.
And he added that the award is “about the people involved, the people who work with me and how grateful I am to have them”.
Arteta Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Brighton’s Graham Potter and Aston Villa’s Dean Smith to the award.
Mikel Arteta was appointed Unai Emery’s successor in December 2019 and led the club to the FA Cup five months later.
Arsenal return to action on 18 October against Crystal Palace, who are managed by former Gunners captain Patrick Vieira.