Date: 22nd May 2017 at 9:31pm
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Arsenal are represented in the Premier League Team of the Season that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Alexis Sanchez across the course of the 2016/17 campaign was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the season.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Sanchez as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘In all my time in football, I don’t think I’ve seen a season like this at Arsenal. Fans arguing with each other over whether Arsene Wenger is fit to run the club, all because they think they are entitled to win the Premier League? And now it appears those in the boardroom are at it. Throughout all this turmoil, Alexis Sanchez has shown himself to be above all the angst in the club and able to perform in a way you expect from a world-class player. The 28-year-old Chilean almost single-handedly kept Arsenal in the hunt for a Champions League spot right until the last kick of the season and, at the same time, allowed Wenger and the club some dignity. Sanchez will also have something to say in the FA Cup final as well. The bigger the game, the more he seems to like it. However, the issue for Arsenal is whether the former Barcelona player will remain at the club after a season like this. Doesn’t he deserve better?’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Sanchez for his recognition.

Full Team:

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur), David Luiz (Chelsea), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Romelu Lukaku (Everton).

Manager – Antonio Conte (Chelsea).