Arsenal fans hijack Sky Sports vote for PFA Player of the Year

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Arsenal fans love hijacking a Sky Sports poll, don’t they?

Whenever they get a chance to vote for someone, or something, Arsenal related they make sure it wins.

Whether it’s the best performance of the week or player of the month - Gooners do everything they can to triumph.


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And it’s happened once again after Sky Sports ran a poll to vote for the PFA Player of the Year.

Earlier today, the six nominees for the award were revealed - Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante, Dimitri Payet and Mesut Ozil.

Sky Sports asked people to use the hashtag #ssnhq followed by the name of the player they want to vote for.

According to the bookmakers odds, Mahrez is heavy favourite to collect the prize, followed by Vardy and Kane.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s Ozil has odds as high as 40/1 in places - basically, he has very little chance.

Arsenal's hijack

If you expected the Sky Sports vote to represent that, you’d be very much mistaken. At the time of writing, Ozil has received 36% of the votes and was miles ahead of any other player - thanks to the sneaky Arsenal fans.

People on Twitter didn’t know whether to laugh or cry - some found it hilarious while others were annoyed at how Arsenal fans have ruined yet another poll.

To be fair, despite being sixth favourite to win PFA Player of the Year, Ozil has had an impressive season at the Emirates. The German has managed 18 assists in the league - just two short of Thierry Henry’s record.

His performances have been so good this season that he has been linked with a move away from the club.

Ozil keen to stay

However, the former Real Madrid player said last week that he was keen to remain at the club.

"I still have two more years after this season, as I have said in the past, I feel really good,” he told BT Sport.

"My team mates are great, the city is great, but as said, you can never tell what will happen in football.

"But I have two more years after this season, and yes, as I said before, I am very happy here,” he added.

Consolation prize

But the 27-year-old has gone off the boil in recent weeks as Arsenal’s title bid has collapsed - a reason why Ozil isn’t one of the favourites for the prize.

Arsene Wenger’s side have won just four times in their previous 12 league fixtures, a run that has left them 13 points behind league leaders Leicester - although they do have a game in hand.

Unless they can miraculously overhaul the Foxes, and Tottenham who are also ahead of them, it will be a trophy-less season for Ozil and his teammates.

With no trophies to show for their season, at least they can look back on all the Twitter polls they have won during the campaign.

Who do you think will win PFA Player of the Year? Let us know in the comments box below!

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