Pune FC 2009-2010

In 2009 Arata signed for Pune FC. He calls this as the turning point of his life. The club was promoted
to 1st division in I-league and finishing 3rd in their 1st season was an achievement.
Keeping up the good work, he scored 13 goals and 10 assists for his club in its first season.
With ever increasing fans and supporters, this season was marked with awards and achievements.
As a midfielder he was the highest scorer in the league and the second top scorer in the club. nominated him as the best midfielder of the league.
In January 2010, he won the title of best player of the month by
He was also awarded the 'Man of Steel' Award by Pune FC.
It was during this season that he met his soulmate Shweta, a physiotherapist from Pune and got married. All in all, he finished this season on a high and happy note.