By Derrick Kiplagat
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been crowned the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month for October after his incredible recent run of goal scoring form, while Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger has earned the manager’s award.
Wenger’s side took maximum points from their games in the month, and started off with a handsome 3-0 win over title rivals Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger said after scooping the prize, “It is always good because it just reminds you that – especially after a defeat like we had on Wednesday night (5-1 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich) – we have not done too badly in the last month.”
Meanwhile, Vardy has set a new Premier League record by becoming the first Englishman to ever score in nine consecutive league games. He also bagged five goals last month to race to the top of the goal scoring charts. Leicester jumped to third in the table and they currently sit just one point away from the leaders.
Vardy, who also recently secured a call up to the England squad, said, “It’s an unbelievable achievement and it just shows how the club is doing as well as me. They are putting me into the positions to score the goals, so I am obviously delighted to get the award.”
“When the gaffer came in he said that he wanted everyone to improve, so I had to improve on what I did last year and I have already doubled my tally from last year. I don’t set myself any targets, I just want to keep on improving as much as possible and the way the season has started I could not ask for much more really. It’s been a brilliant start for myself as well as the team,” he added.