Alexis Sanchez has won the 2015 Player of the Year award by the Football Supporters’ Federation following a stellar start to life at Arsenal.
The Gunners top goalscorer for the 2014/15 campaign received countless mentions from pundits and managers across the calendar year, and he’s now topped it off with this award.
At just 26-years old, he scooped the prize after battling off strong competition from Sergio Aguero and David de Gea, and surprisingly it was Jamie Vardy who finished in a close second place.
But following the votes of over 18,000 fans, it was the Chile international who finished in top spot for some of his many highlights throughout his first and second season as an Arsenal player.
The news is exactly what Alexis and the supporters needed to hear at this point in time, after the winger picked up a hamstring strain last weekend leaving him out for three weeks.
I’m delighted to receive the FSF Player of the Year award, it has been a great year for me on the pitch and I’m thrilled it has been recognised by the fans.
Arsenal have enjoyed a good start to the season and it was disappointing to pick up an injury at this important time. But I’m hoping to be back soon to help my team-mates have another successful year.
Many fans will remember the work of Alexis back in May when he scored a sensational goal to inspire the Gunners to a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa and lift the FA Cup for a second year in a row.
Not only that, but his committment to the club both on and off of the pitch has been extraordinary, and if anything this is recognised for his passion for the game.
His love for the game is infectious, and you can’t help but feel his presence has altered the way Arsene Wenger sets out his line-up week after week.
Arsenal supporters can expect to see their star man back in action half-way through December as Manchester City visit the Emirates in a crunch Premier League tie.