Arsene Wenger wins EPL manager for October

Arsene Wenger has claimed his 15th Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month award after leading Arsenal to four consecutive victories in a perfect October for the Gunners.

Wenger’s side beat Manchester United, Watford, Everton and Swansea City last month to climb up to second in the table behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference.

Arsenal netted 11 goals in those four games, conceding just once, with traditionally tough opponents United and Swansea dispatched in comfortable 3-0 victories.

He beat off competition from Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri and City’s Manuel Pellegrini.

Wenger is the Premier League’s second-most successful manager of all-time when it comes to the monthly awards, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of 27 prizes the only one to better the Frenchman.

Arsenal drew 1-1 with north London rivals Tottenham on Sunday to end the winning run in the league, but they remain firmly in the title thinking after City could also only draw at Aston Villa.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy claimed the Player of the Month prize after scoring five times in four games in October.