Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez reacts to winning FSF Player of the Year award

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Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has been named the Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year.

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez says he is delighted with winning the Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year award following a terrific 2015, Talksport report.

The Chile international has notched 20 goals so far this year, helping Arsenal win the FA Cup final against Aston Villa and lifting the Copa America with Chile in his own country.

A number of top players were up for nomination, including Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea as well as Leicester City’s man of the moment and current leading scorer Jamie Vardy.

However, it was Sanchez who won the vote, and he told reporters of his delight at coming out on top.

“I'm delighted to receive the FSF Player of the Year award. Personally, it's been a great 2015 for me on the pitch with both my club and country,” he explained.

"Arsenal have enjoyed a good start to the season and it was disappointing to pick up an injury. But I'm hoping to be back soon to help my team-mates have another successful year."

The 26-year-old is currently out with a hamstring injury and won’t be available for this week’s crunch Champions League clash with Greek champions Olympiakos.

The Gunners must win by two clear goals in Athens to progress to the knockout stages, and the absences of key players Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Sanchez makes their task all the more difficult.

Sanchez has been such a phenomenal player since moving to North London from Barcelona in 2014, and considering his age Arsenal fans may not have seen the best of him yet.

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