Alexis Sanchez has been nominated for the PFA Player’s Player of the Year award.
The Chilean striker has scored 22 goals and notched 14 assists in what has been a disappointing season for the Gunners, but he’s still performed well enough to be one of the five nominees.
Sanchez joins Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane in the list for the award.
The last time an Arsenal player won the award was in 2012 when Robin van Persie picked up the gong just before he buggered off to Man United.
Before that Thierry Henry won it in successive years in 2003 and 2004, but I’m really only mentioning that to pad out what is a pretty thin story.
When it comes right down to it, I couldn’t care less who the players consider their player of the year. I mean, if you asked them their favourite film 98% of them say The Shawshank Redemption which is a grand, pretty watchable film but not the masterpiece they all seem to think it is.
Let’s also remember they think Nando’s is super-nice too, so I don’t see why we should pay any real attention to any of this.
Finally insert a line here about how if Alexis does win it will probably be the only silverware he’ll pick up this season etc.