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Wenger and Ramsey collect monthy awards

ESPN staff
October 8, 2013
Aaron Ramsey and Arsene Wenger in conversation during Arsenal training © Getty Images

Arsenal have claimed their first trophies of the season after boss Arsene Wenger and Aaron Ramsey won the Premier League's Player and Manager of the month awards for September.

Welsh midfielder Ramsey has been in sparkling form as he grabbed four goals last month as he helped to inspire Arsenal to a table topping position, while Wenger has defied his critics by inspiring a flying start to the season.

"Aaron has matured and we are seeing the results of his obsession to always make himself better," stated Wenger. "In the past, we always saw him getting into good positions in the box and not quite scoring, but he has move his game on now.

"He had a difficult period in the middle of last season when people became impatient with him and he lost confidence, but I never lost faith in him and we can see what he is producing now."

Wenger's personal revival has been as impressive as Ramsey's, with the duo singled out by Gunners supporters for criticism as the team struggled to challenge for honours last season.

Those difficult days appear to have been banished for now, but Wenger has insisted it is too early to start talking about this current team in glowing terms.

"People ask if this team can be as good as my best Arsenal side, but I had a group here a few years ago that went 49 games unbeaten in the Premier League," he added. "We have only played seven games of this season, so let's not get carried away."

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