Arsenal and Chilean international attacking midfielder Alexis Sanchez has been named the PFA FansÂ’ Player of the Season
Over 200,000 votes were cast since the final ten man shortlist was announced at the start of this month and Sanchez beat off competition from Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard who finished second and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero who finished third to take the award.
The Arsenal midfielder has enjoyed an outstanding first season in English football scoring 16 goals and providing eight assists for his team-mates in 35 appearances
Sanchez helped Arsenal finish in 3rd place in the Premier League to ensure Arsene WengerÂ’s side qualified directly for the Champions League group stages next season
Sanchez also scored both goals in the FA Cup Semi-final against Reading and he has the chance to end his first season in English football with silverware if Arsenal can beat Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday evening and retain the FA Cup.
Sanchez has continued to score consistently throughout the season scoring braces in the victories over Sunderland, Burnley and Stoke as well as goals against Manchester City and Liverpool
A player with great technique, he has played out wide as well as through the middle for Arsenal this season and has scored goals from both inside and outside the box
Sanchez was deservedly named the PFA FansÂ’ Player of the month in October in which he scored three goals and one assist and his fine form for Arsenal also saw him included in the PFA Premier League team of the year.
The PFA FansÂ’ Player awards are designed to give a strong voice to the supporters who are the lifeblood of the game
The awards are endorsed by the players and supported by the clubs
One lucky fan voter will be chosen to present Sanchez with the award in person at an Arsenal home game next season.
Source : DSG