In August Alexis Sanchez was just out-voted by Calum Chambers for the Arsenal Player-of-the-month, but in September he easily topped the poll to win his first award. Now October comes to an end surely there is no other choice but to vote for the brilliant Chilean yet again.
Okay I think that Danny Welbeck should get a few plaudits for his (first ever) hat-trick against Galatasary and his last-minute equalizer against Hull, but for consistent week-in week-out performances there can only be one winner for me.
Alexis has been a breath of fresh air in a cold atmosphere in the Arsenal side (maybe not the best analogy!) but you only have to look at what the other Gunners have said about him this month to get my point across.
Welbeck: “It’s a pleasure to play with Alexis. He’s persistent, he keeps going and they are the attributes of somebody I like to play alongside.”
Flamini: “I’m very pleased to play with such a good player. “He’s giving a lot for the team, working very hard and also he’s making the difference. He’s a top player but what I also want to say is well done to him for working so hard. That’s very important and is making a difference. He’s played very well until now. We knew he was a top player and he’s proving it in every game.”
Wenger: “He kept going, Alexis. “He goes at you – he’s not frightened to go forward. Sometimes you think his passing is not quick enough but he’s very efficient and he really plays to win. He’s a winner.” (Maybe not quite so flattering!)
Oxlade-Chamberlain: “He’s a world-class player – everyone saw that at the World Cup. He’s proved that and he’s played for Barcelona where we’ve all seen what he’s done. He’s an unbelievable player and part of his game is his character and his hard work – that’s where he’s got both his goals from today.” (after Sunderland game)
Need I go on? Alexis has setlled in incredibly quickly, and he plays his heart out in every game. The other players should simply stop praising him and start trying to emulate the way he plays. He has SO much energy and enthusiasm, and to be fair anyone earning over 10 grand a week to play football should be exactly the same. Sanchez makes his team-mates look lazy!
So if you want to vote for him (or anyone else?) go to the official Arsenal site here….