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Mancini & Van Persie win Barclays awards

Man City boss and Arsenal striker scoop October prizes

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has been in magnificent form so far this season

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has been named the Barclays Manager of the Month for October, with Arsenal striker Robin van Persie claiming the player award.

Mancini led City to four successive victories in a month that saw them thrash Blackburn 4-0, Aston Villa 4-1, Manchester United 6-1 and Wolves 3-1.

Van Persie, meanwhile, scored twice against both Sunderland and Stoke, before bagging a brilliant hat-trick at Stamford Bridge as Arsenal swept Chelsea aside 5-3.

The awards are made by the Barclays Awards Panel, which includes representatives from football's governing bodies, the media and the fans.

Key Points

  • City boss led team to four successive victories
  • Gunners striker netted seven goals in four matches
  • Monthly prizes are chosen by Barclays Awards Panel