I wrote an article not too long ago about which Arsenal players would be our second best performer of the season, assuming that our Chile international Alexis Sanchez was absolutely nailed on for the award at the end of the season. Since then, however, Alexis has gone off the boil a bit while a number of his team mates have been grabbing the headlines.
I still think that our summer signing will get the vote because it is his first season as well as what he has achieved in it. But if soeone like Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil or Aaron Ramsey can put in an outstanding couple of months, you never know. But which of these Gunners is likely to be the brightest star between now and the summer?
I think the Welsh midfielder has left it a bit too late and a lot of what Ramsey does goes a bit unappreciated as it is not as eye catching as the more attacking side of the game. We don´t want Ramsey to be chasing goals all the time either, but if he can find the scoring form of last season and keep doing his defensive duties, Rambo could be the most important player for us in the next two months.
Both Cazorla and Ozil do catch the eye and will hopefully continue their excellent form. Either one could push Alexis close but they would need to add more goals and assists on a regular basis I think.
The one player that I feel is most likely to beat Alexis to the award is Giroud. The boy is on fire and scored another goal for France last night to emphasise just how good form he is in right now. If he keeps that up for the Gunners the Frenchman could well end up our top scorer and after missing a massive chunk of the season, that would be remarkable.
It is the quality of his goals as well as the quantity though, and his strike against West Ham that just got the goal of the month award is becoming the norm for Giroud rather than a rarity.
But can anyone really stop Alexis being Arsenal´s player of the season?