Arsenal star named as PFA Fans’ Player of the Year

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez’s brilliant debut season in English football has been recognised by supporters as the forward receiving the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award.

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This season, the forward has scored 16 goals in the Premier League and contributed a further eight assists. The reward celebrates the Chilean’s maiden campaign in the Premier League, which Arsenal ended in third place.

The award, powered by 90min, was started in 2001, and allows Premier League supporters to vote on the most impressive talent in the division, based on a shortlist compiled by the Professional Footballers’ Association.

Sanchez wins the prize ahead of Chelsea forward Eden Hazard and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, who claimed the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards respectively.

After signing from Barcelona in the summer, it didn’t take the 26-year-old long to prove himself as he scored the only goal of the game against Besiktas to see the Gunners through to the Champions League group stages.

He also scored a brace at Wembley against Reading recently to book the club’s place in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa, as well as playing a starring role in the top flight as the North London outfit finish third in the Premier League table.

The former Udinese man scored braces in matches against Burnley, Stoke City and Sunderland to guarantee a maximum nine points for Arsenal in these three matches.

Sanchez was particularly impressive during the Autumn where the forward scored nine goals in all competitions in October and November.

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