Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been named October manager of the month after guiding his side to four consecutive wins to lift them to joint-top in the Premier League table.
Victories over Watford, Everton and Swansea City helped the Gunners enjoy an ideal period of form, but it was undoubtedly their 3-0 win over Manchester United which gained the most attention.
As discussed above, Wenger particularly enjoyed that encounter at the Emirates given his side made a sensational start to the game which immediately put them in control over their rivals, as noted by Sky Sports.
While they also picked up a win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League, the French tactician has seen his side lose their momentum slightly in the past week after falling to a heavy defeat 5-1 at the hands of the Bundesliga champions in their second meeting on November 4.
Nevertheless, he may well be pleased that the international break has arrived as it will give his players an opportunity to recover as the injury crisis at the club continues to worsen.
Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey have all been sidelined in recent weeks, while Hector Bellerin missed the north London derby draw with Tottenham on Sunday.
Along with Laurent Koscielny struggling with a hip injury and niggles elsewhere in the squad, as reported by ESPN, the Gunners will want to regroup and try and find their form from last month heading into the Christmas period.
Wenger’s side continue to sit level with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table after collecting 26 points from 12 games, and they will hope to keep up the pressure on their title rivals when they travel to West Bromwich Albion on November 21.