Thierry Henry backs Alexis Sanchez to win PFA Player of the Year

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes Alexis Sanchez will be crowned PFA Player of the Year this season.

The last player to claim the prestigious award was Robin van Persie in 2012, and Sky Sports pundit Henry feels that Sanchez can replicate the Dutchman's achievement should he show the same vein of form as he did last campaign.

Speaking at the launch of The Sun Dream Team on Tuesday, the Frenchman said: “I think the player of the season will be Alexis Sanchez.


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“I’m just saying it because he has already had an amazing season. If Arsenal want to win the league he has to have that type of season, and I think he can.”

The 26-year-old Sanchez joined Arsenal from Barcelona last summer for £35 million and enjoyed a stellar debut season scoring 26 goals in all competitions - a feat no player has achieved for Arsenal in their first season since the aforementioned Henry.

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Sanchez recently returned to training following his Copa America triumph with Chile and will be hoping to continue the success with Arsenal on the back of their FA Cup and Community Shield triumph.

Wenger, though, confirmed earlier this week that the Chilean would miss this weekend's season opener against West Ham.

He said: "[Sanchez] will be back on August 3 and usually it takes three weeks to be competitive. With Alexis it could be a little bit less. He will certainly miss the first game.”

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