I didn’t think there was too much point in asking the Arsenal fans who they thought would end up being voted as the Gunners’ player of the season. Even if he does not play again between now and May, our Chile international striker Alexis Sanchez would surely still get the award.
But after the superb Alexis, there are quite a few players making a case for themselves, and the next few months could see one or a few of them have a massive impact on how the season pans out for Arsenal. At the minute you would have to say Santi Cazorla, who has just won his second PFA fans player of the month award to go with his second similar award from the Arsenal fans.
And we all hope that our Spanish maestro keeps up his excellent form, but there are now some players coming back from injury that could give him a run for his money. Olivier Giroud is already doing it already and is just ahead of Cazorla and Welbeck in the goal charts. The big Frenchman is really important to the way we play and could have a huge part to play if we are to keep winning.
Then we have Ozil and Walcott who have really started to shine after their injury problems. If the German can find form and consistency then he will finally silence his doubters while inspiring Arsenal and the pace, movement and finishing of Theo can help to take us to a whole new level.
We should not forget Aaron Ramsey either, as the Welshman has had his own injury problems but we all know how much of an influence he is when on form. And finally there is the new star of the show Francis Coquelin who, if he keeps it up, could be more important than any single one of our tricky creative players by giving the Gunners the solidity we need to compete at the highest level.
Maybe one of these Gunners or another one will stand out before the summer, perhaps by doing something that makes the difference to us winning a trophy or simply playing regularly at a high level. So who do you think will be our second MVP this season?