(1) Mikel Arteta (Arsenal). Still a long road to travel,still mistakes being made and still frequently but there are now definite signs and tangible points -based evidence that Arteta and Arsenal are starting to get things right and that this really could all work out quite nicely in the end. Authority in the role never greater than it is right now on the back of the ballsy but correct and instantly justified decision to punish tardy Pierre -Emerick Aubameyang for being late to the NLD.(2) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester united). Still no idea whether he should really be first or 10th. Will likely finish second,which is very good but the distant nature of that runners -up finish means talk of progress has to be cautious. 2019 Solskjaer probably did have a point about the importance of winning trophies at Manchester united,no matter what 2021 Solskjaer thinks of that kind of egotistical nonsense. Needs the Europe league to turn a decent season into a properly good one,really.