Alexis Sanchez named PFA Fans' Player of the Season: Did Arsenal fans hijack another vote?

More than 200,000 supporters voted for the award

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Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been named the PFA Fans' Player of the Season after firing in 16 goals in his first season in England.

The Chilean, who will play at the Copa America this summer, won the award after more than 200,000 football fans voted via 90min.com, beating Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Sergio Aguero.

But after hijacking Match of the Day's goal of the season competition, where Jack Wilshere was named winner, have Arsenal fans hijacked this award too?

If you look back through the monthly winners a pattern emerges - Arsenal players win more than their fair share.

In comparison to the Premier League Player of the Month award, Arsenal players have been given a much better showing.

Olivier Giroud (March) was the only Arsenal to be handed the monthly award by the Premier League, but members of Arsene Wenger's squad have won the Fans' award on four occasions.

Sanchez won it back in October, before Santi Cazorla was named Fans' Player of the Month back-to-back in December and January. Mesut Ozil was given the award for April and now Sanchez has been named the winner for this season.

Pesky Arsenal fans:

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The PFA Fans’ Player awards are designed to give a strong voice to the supporters who are the lifeblood of the game. The awards are endorsed by the players and supported by the clubs.

One lucky fan voter will be chosen to present Sanchez with the award in person at an Arsenal home game next season.

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