Zlatan Ibrahimovic was named the Premier League Player of the Month for December and Henrikh Mkhitaryan won the Goal of the Month competition.

Ibrahimovic has sungg the praises of his teammates and manager, as well as hailing the club, when receiving his award.

Slowly I’m adapting. I feel comfortable, I feel confident. I’m playing in a great team with great team-mates and a great coach – it’s just a great club. I just had to come and do the things I know I can do well; when you work hard, it pays off.

Mkhitaryan has reflected on the incredible scorpion kick goal he scored against Sunderland.

I have never scored a goal like this before. I’ve scored many nice goals, but none like this one. I had a lot of time to think, I just reacted as quickly as I could. I was waiting for the ball to come in front of me but it came behind me, so the only thing I could do was backheel it! I’m very happy, very glad that I could score such a goal.