Arsenal fans have seemingly tipped the scales on an online poll yet again with Alexis Sanchez being crowned the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award.
The Chilean managed to overcome the likes of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Man United’s David De Gea, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Man City striker Sergio Aguero for the gong in perhaps another example of how powerful an internet presence the north London club’s fanbase has.
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This announcement comes just days after Jack Wilshere’s thunderous strike on the final day of the season against West Bromwich Albion was named Match of the Day’s best goal of the campaign, much to the surprise of the show’s hosts and rival fans with a plethora of other strikes that looked more deserving of the gong.
There’s no doubting Alexis has been one of the form players of the Premier League this season since his summer move from Barcelona, scoring 24 goals in all competitions for the Gunners, but it’s questionable whether he has been one of the best.
His work-rate and tireless engine have seen him win the plaudits of not just his own club’s fans and had man questioning why their side didn’t make a move when the player was put on the market following a stellar World Cup.
Perhaps the PFA should look in to changing how the voting system for this accolade works because you could even argue the 26-year-old hasn’t even been Arsenal’s best player…