Alexis Sanchez named FSF Player of the Year 

Alexis Sanchez has been named the Football Supporters' Federation's Player of the Year for 2015.

The 26-year-old Chilean received the most votes, beating Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane,

Everton defender John Stones and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. More than 180,000 votes were cast, and the majority were for Sanchez, who has scored 34 goals in all competitions since his arrival from Barcelona in 2014.

"I'm delighted to receive the FSF Player of the Year award," Sanchez told FSF's official website.

"It's been a great year for me on the pitch and I'm thrilled it has been recognised by the fans.

"Arsenal have enjoyed a good start to the season and it was disappointing to pick up an injury at this important time, but I'm hoping to be back soon to help my teammates have another successful year."

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger added: "Alexis has had a fantastic year - winning the FA Cup with us and the Copa America with Chile. He has made a huge impact on English football since his arrival and I'm very happy that his skill, ability and dedication has been recognised by football fans across the country.

" FSF chief executive Kevin Miles said: "Sanchez has scored almost a goal every other game since joining Arsenal, but it isn't just his ability which has won over opposition fans, it's also an innate toughness which British fans admire too.

"Thierry Henry called him Arsenal's best signing of the past six years, and we certainly wouldn't disagree. He's a worthy winner of the FSF Player of the Year Award 2015."

Aguero won the award last year.

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