Kieran Gill for MailOnline
10:13 EST, 7 December 2015
10:18 EST, 7 December 2015
Alexis Sanchez has beaten Jamie Vardy, Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane to be named winner of the Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year award.
The Arsenal forward also beat Manchester United’s David De Gea and Everton’s John Stones to receive the accolade, which was won by Luis Suarez in 2013 and Aguero in 2014.
The 26-year-old is currently out for up to four weeks due to a hamstring injury in a blow to manager Arsene Wenger as Arsenal look to push towards the top of the Barclays Premier League.
Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has been named the Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger holds the award that will be presented to Sanchez on Monday evening
The Chile international will receive his award on Monday night and said: ‘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.
‘Arsenal have enjoyed a good start to the season and it was disappointing to pick up this injury. But I‘m hoping to be back soon to help my team mates have another successful year.’
Wenger added: ‘Alexis has had a great 2015 – winning the FA Cup with us and the Copa America with Chile.
‘He has made a huge impact on English football since his arrival at the Emirates and I’m very happy that his skill, ability and dedication has been recognised by football fans across the country.’
Sanchez is set to be on the sidelines for four weeks following a hamstring injury sustained at Norwich
Sanchez saw off competition in a supporter poll from a number of Premier League stars to win the prize
Sanchez saw off some tough competition, including from Leicester City’s record-breaking scorer Jamie Vardy
There are other awards up for grabs too with 10 winners in different categories to be announced on Monday night at a ceremony in London.
Gary Neville, the new Valencia manager, goes up against Sportsmail’s Jamie Carragher to be named Pundit of the Year. Danny Murphy, Pat Nevin, Paul Scholes and Ian Wright make up the shortlist.
There are also awards for Commentator of the Year, Newspaper of the Year, Podcast of the Year, Radio Show of the Year and Writer of the Year – all of which will be decided by votes from the public.
An FSF Awards Panel will decide the Away Day of the Year, Blogger of the Year, Fanzine of the Year and Supporter Liaison Officer of the Year.