I have been quietly and tentatively more impressed with Arsene Wenger and Arsenal since we returned from the last international break, at which time we were at a real low point after the worst start to a Premier League campaign ever.
The fact that the manager and players have displayed more determination since then is good, of course, but it has not exactly convinced me that the Frenchman is still the right man for the job, or even that he has what it takes to steer the club to a successful season in the Premier League title race.
And that is why I would rather not see Wenger beating the three other contenders for the September Manager of the Month award. I get the feeling that if it was Wenger rather than Guardiola, Mourinho or Pochettino who won he might just think that all was well in the world.
Just as we have seen with the Arsenal players on many occasions, slacking off and thinking you are doing well can lead to big problems in the fiercely competitive world of modern football, so please don´t give Wenger any reason to ease up.
Do you think the boss and the Arsenal team need to be under pressure all the time in order for them to keep getting results?