Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez has been named the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year.

Over 200,000 votes were cast since an initial 10-man shortlist was announced at the start of this month and Sanchez emerged victorious, ahead of Eden Hazard (Chelsea) and Premier League golden boot winner Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) who finished second and third respectively.

Sanchez has enjoyed an outstanding first season in English football, scoring 16 goals and providing eight assists for his team-mates in 35 Premier League appearances.

The Chilean also helped Arsenal to a third-placed finish to ensure Arsene Wenger’s side qualified directly for the Champions League group stages next season.

Sanchez has continued to score consistently throughout the 2014-15 campaign, firing braces in the victories over Sunderland, Burnley and Stoke, and getting on the scoresheet in big games against Manchester City and Liverpool.

A player with great technique, the 26-year-old has played equally well out wide as he has done through the middle for Arsenal and has scored all types of goals, from both inside and outside the box.

Sanchez struck twice in the Gunners' FA Cup semi-final victory over Reading and will cap it all with a trophy - provided his side can overcome Aston Villa at Wembley on Saturday evening.

The £35m signing from Barcelona was crowned PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for October, having scored three goals and provided an assist, and a prolonged run of form led to his selection in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.

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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