Alexis Sanchez is Arsenal’s only nomination for this season’s PFA Player of the Year Award, but has he done enough to be considered as a potential winner?
The Chilean has been key in our season thus far, and has been on-and-off the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts for most of the campaign, but has fallen five behind Everton’s Romelu Lukaku after a lapse in form.
Our club has also struggled for consistency over the past couple of months, and we look need a huge upturn in form if we are to secure our place in the top four. Should Alexis manage to start finding some form, and help us to climb above our rivals to save our season, could he be named Player of the Year?
Personally he is already ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who despite impressing strongly considering his age, is missing way too many chances that a top striker should be putting away.
I’m not sure how to rank Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane in their bids to lift the personal award, although I think the latter’s only chance would have been if he could have fired his side to top the table, and unfortunately for him, the award is awarded strangely awarded prior to the nitty gritty of the campaign.
The two clear favourites currently are N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard, who have played key roles in firing Chelsea clear of their rivals. The Blues have a seven-point gap on second-placed Tottenham at present, with only seven matches remaining. The former was recently awarded the Premier League Player of the Year at the London awards, and is a short-priced favourite to lift the official PFA version also.
With the announcement of the winner coming in the next 10 days (stupidly), I don’t think our superstar has a chance of being crowned Best Player, but should find himself in the Premier League Team of the Year if that comes as a consolation.
Would Alexis have a chance of winning the trophy if it was rightly awarded at the end of the campaign? Do you think he has a chance regardless?