Belfast Telegraph

Double award success for Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez's impressive first year at Arsenal has been recognised by two different supporters' awards.

The 26-year-old has slotted in seamlessly since swapping Barcelona for th e Emirates Stadium last summer in a deal reportedly worth £35million.

Sanchez has netted 16 goals and provided eight more in his first Premier League season - form which has been recognised by fans.

The Chile international was named as PFA Fans' Player of the Season on Tuesday afternoon, beating Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to the accolade.

Sanchez soon had another trophy to add to his cabinet after being announced as Player of the Year at the inaugural Facebook Football Awards.

More than one million votes were cast across the globe, with the Arsenal forward taking the award ahead of Hazard and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Tottenham's Harry Kane was named Young Player of the Year at the Facebook Football Awards, while Arsene Wenger was voted best manager and Arsenal were chosen as best club in what was a north London-heavy vote.

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