by Nia Griffiths

It’ll come as no surprise that our new signing Alexis Sanchez has won the Arsenal fan’s Player of the Season award.

The Chilean won the fan voted award by a considerable 66.4% of the votes and it’s difficult to argue against the majority.

The forward scored 25 goals and assisted 12 in 52 appearances, making it hard to believe we only bought him from Barcelona last summer.

Since joining, Alexis has scored in some of our biggest games, including against Liverpool, Manchester City and – most recently – our win in the FA Cup final against Aston Villa. This guy can’t seem to score an ugly goal either – everything he touches turns to gold, which in turn drives the team forward.

Arsenal players, old and new, have remarked on what a joy he is to watch and work with on the pitch, with Arsene Wenger describing him as a ‘fighter‘, which indeed he is.

Gooners’ love for Alexis never wavered and he’s very quickly become a fan favourite. I’m sure winning this fan voted award will show him just how much we appreciate his hard work.