£32m Arsenal star wins second individual award of the week

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Alexis Sanchez can add Player of the Month to Goal of the Month at Arsenal for September.

This summer Arsenal once again looked to Spain to bring in their big marquee signing, snapping up Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona in a £32 million deal, following on from the 2013 transfer of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.

Apart from that, the two could not have had less in common last month.

While Ozil, on the whole, skulked around the pitch like a miserable kid on a playground, Alexis was the one who won't stop running - the kid who will slide along the concrete even though his mum will kill him when he gets home, for the rip in his trousers not the cut in his leg.

He has been industrious and at the same time quality despite an up and down month from the Gunners.

Now he has done the double at Arsenal, by being proclaimed the club's Player of the Month for September.

He adds that individual gong to his Goal of the Month award, received for an exquisite volley against Manchester City earlier in the month.

His victory makes him the the second summer signing to win the award this season. The August accolade went to Calum Chambers - a £16 million signing from Southampton in August.

Alexis had some serious competition for the trophy. He had to beat off Jack Wilshere, who has been resurgent this month, and Danny Welbeck - impressive since his £16 million move from Manchester United.

But it was still a comfortable victory for the Chilean - receiving almost half (48.8%) of the votes in a landslide triumph.

Arsenal fans, as well as the player himself, will hope this is the first of many such awards for the talented attacker.

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