Wenger is February Manager of the Month
Arsène Wenger with his Manager of the Month award
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been rewarded for his side's unbeaten league run during February with the Barclays Manager of the Month award.
Wenger receives the accolade for the 12th time in his career after Arsenal forced their way back into the top four in the Barclays Premier League.
Having secured a point away to Bolton Wanderers at the start of the month, their record-breaking 7-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers signalled a return to form. A hat-trick from Robin van Persie, a brace from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and goals from Mikel Arteta and Thierry Henry helped Wenger’s side record their biggest league win at the Emirates.
A visit to Sunderland saw Wenger’s side take another three points, as Gunners legend Henry secured the late victory with a 90th-minute goal in the final domestic match of his loan spell.
Arsenal finished the month with a thrilling 5-2 victory over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Having trailed 2-0 in the first half, goals from Bacary Sagna, Van Persie, Tomas Rosicky and a brace from Theo Walcott secured the win for Wenger’s side.
The decision was made by the Barclays Awards Panel, which includes representatives from football’s governing bodies, the media and fans.
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