The PFA Team of the Year was announced on social media this morning and it’s fair to say it’s gone down like a lead balloon.
Hoards of football fans have been left angry by the eleven players selected by their fellow footballers, with Arsenal supporters particularly agitated to see star-man Alexis Sanchez left out of the side despite his sensational performances.
The two-time Copa America winner has excelled for the Gunners this season, scoring 19 goals and contributing nine assists in the Premier League- numbers that significantly dwarf the contributions of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, who was selected in the team.
Doing what fans do best, Arsenal supporters flocked to social media in vast numbers to declare their dissatisfaction at what they believe is a major oversight, which is understandable given that Alexis is one of the top-scorers in the Premier League.
The omission was made more surprising by the fact that Alexis Sanchez is in the running for the PFA’s Player of the Year award, so why wasn’t there space in the team for him?
Alexis this season (19G+9A) & Özil last season (6G+19A) not making the TOTS shows how the PFA mainly focus on the second half of the season
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) April 20, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: The @PFA are under investigation after revealing their Team of the Year which features Sadio Mane and not Alexis Sanchez.
— Marcus ?? (@madmark_96) April 20, 2017
— Dean Farrell (@Blacky_farrell) April 20, 2017
When you find out Alexis Sanchez was not selected in the PFA team of the year
9 assists pic.twitter.com/zluAfTUpI8
— Jase The GÖÖNER (@JaseTheGooner) April 20, 2017
— CHIEDOZIE ???? (@kenchijo) April 20, 2017
Sanchez nominated for PFA Player of the Year
– Doesn't make Team of the Year
Mane not nominated for anything
-Gets in the Team of the Year?
— Jesse Nagel (@NagelJesse) April 20, 2017
Sanchez didn't make the PFA team of the year but Mane did? that team is nonsense.
— the vibe formerly known as ?✨ (@Bathandwa72) April 20, 2017
Ibra is a debatable one fair enough. but how on God's earth is Sanchez not in the team of the year ?
— Gavin Mawn (@GavinMawn) April 20, 2017
If you think Mane deserves to be in the TOTY ahead of Alexis Sanchez then you're probably a weirdo who puts milk in before the tea bag
— Gunnervision (@Gunner_vision) April 20, 2017