Mikel Arteta was nominated for Premier League Manager of the Month for March, for the second month in a row.

Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta applauds at the end of the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north-west of London on March 6, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta applauds at the end of the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north-west of London on March 6, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Premier League announced their March shortlist of Manager of the Month nominees this week, with Mikel Arteta making the list along with Antonio Conte, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers, and Thomas Tuchel. You can vote here.

Arteta won three and lost one of Arsenal’s Premier League fixtures in March, helping the Gunners back up into the top four.

Arsenal end March three points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand on their North London rivals.

Conte and Rodgers both ended the month with three wins and one defeat, same as Arteta, whilst Tuchel and Klopp both won three matches out of three.

But it’s not necessarily the manager with the best record that wins, considering Chelsea and Liverpool were probably more expected to pick up maximum points – given their position in the table going into the month.

Arsenal's Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 23, 2022. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

The nomination is Arteta’s second in a row, having also been nominated in February. Eddie Howe ended up winning the award on that occasion.

Arteta even won the award earlier in the season, earning recognition for the way he turned the team around in September following the terrible August start to the campaign.

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