— Leicester City (@LCFC) November 10, 2015
England international and Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has been named Barclays Premier League Player of the Month of October, while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger picked up the top manager award.
Vardy played a pivotal role in the superb form exhibited by the Foxes in the month of October, hammering home five goals in four matches against Norwich, Southampton, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion.
The England striker also converted a spot kick in Saturday’s 2-1 triumph over Watford to maintain his scoring form and extend his goal tally to nine straight Premier League games, one shy of former Manchester United star Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record. Vardy’s scoring run is a historic feat for an English player.
Leicester sit just a point behind Arsenal, securing three victories and a draw in the Premier League in October.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 10, 2015
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been conferred with the Premier League’s Manager of the Month for October for his side’s performance in throughout the past month.
The Gunners managed to win all four of their league meetings last month, claiming 3-0 wins over Manchester United, Watford and Swansea, and pipping Everton 2-1. Wenger stated that capturing the honor was comforting after Wednesday’s devastating 5-1 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich.
“It is always good because it just reminds you that — especially after a defeat like we had on Wednesday night — we have not done too badly in the last month,” Wenger told Sky Sports in an interview.
“You worry as well about maintaining the run for coming months. That is what we want to do always.”
Concerning the impressive win over Manchester United, Wenger said: “That was the highlight because there are very few matches in your life where it all clicks perfectly in the first 20 minutes and that is one of the games.
“We had a difficult start against West Ham and after that we have responded very well and are now on a good run. Our target of course is to maintain it.”