Top five players with most Man of the Match awards this Premier League season

We have seen some superb individual performances this season. But who leads the chart with the most number of Man of the Match performances? We take a look at top five Premier League players with most MOTM awards this season. This list has been compiled based on the data from WhoScored. 5. Dimitri Payet (West Ham United), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Nicolas Otamendi (Man City), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Robbie Brady (Norwich City); Huerelho Gomes (Watford) – 4 Six players share the fifth spot with four MOTM appearances each. Payet has been a revelation…

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Surprise name leads top 10 Premier League dribblers

Football fans love players who score goals, but don’t we all also adore to watch guys that show off their creative skills, providing us with the best dribbles? Off course! Therefore, let’s take a look at the Premier League players who have registered the most successful dribbles per game this season (only counting players who have appeared in at least 10 league matches), using WhoScored. 10. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)  He might not be the player he was last season for the Blues, but Hazard has not lost his dribbling touch.…

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Arsenal vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

After more disappointment at the weekend, Arsenal have a must-win game against relegation battlers Swansea City as they attempt to regain their composure in the title race. Few seemed willing to look beyond Arsenal as clear favourites for their visit to Manchester United, who were severely depleted by injuries a forced to field a number of youngsters. However, they did not get going throughout and ended up on the end of a deserved defeat which has led to a great number of doubts being raised over their mentality. For all…

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Arsenal vs Barcelona – Match preview and team news

Arsenal have the most difficult assignment of all as they attempt to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in six years, as holders Barcelona visit the Emirates Stadium for the first leg of their last 16 tie. While there may be every reason to be a little daunted by the task ahead of them, the Gunners will be delighted to even be at this stage, having needed a terrific performance and a 3-0 victory away to Greek champions Olympiakos in order to make it through…

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Arsenal fans are singing a different tune about Alexis Sanchez [Tweets]

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is struggling with his form following his return from a hamstring injury. He was not at his best in the 2-1 win over Leicester City and once again disappointed in his substitute role in the goalless FA Cup draw against Hull City. Some Arsenal fans are now beginning to wonder if the Chilean is a one-season wonder. Sanchez, you can only fuck up so many times. This is too much. — Farhaan Ahmed (@OezilSanchezsss) February 20, 2016 Alexis Sanchez sucks. He’s a useless lump of mashed…

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Alexis Sanchez suffers from ‘puppy love’ [Pictures]

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Arsenal suffered a though loss to Chelsea during the weekend, with the Gunners not able to stay on top of the Premier League table. Alexis Sanchez has found comfort in his dogs. His golden retrievers recently gave birth to two puppies and the Chile international put a picture on his Instagram account, showcasing his ‘puppy love’. Atom ?? humber son mis master dog Een foto die is geplaatst door Alexis Sanchez (@alexis_officia1) op 25 Jan 2016 om 2:36 PST Sanchez is known for fancying his dogs, as he’s posted a…

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Arsenal receive double injury boost ahead of busy Christmas period

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Arsenal have been finally handed some respite with their injury problems. Daily Mirror is reporting that forward Alexis Sanchez’s hamstring injury is not as severe as initially feared and the Chilean star should be back in action before Christmas. The former Barcelona man limped off in the 1-1 draw with Norwich City, the game that also witnessed injuries to Laurent Koscielny and Santi Cazorla. According to the report, Sanchez might also have an outside chance to feature in the crucial fixture against table-toppers Man City at Emirates Stadium on December…

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Arsenal vs Bayern Munich – Match preview and team news

Arsenal have given themselves a mountainous task to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, and to keep their hopes alive they simply must get the better of group leaders Bayern Munich in the first of a double-header. The visitors have won both of their matches so far, condemning Olympiakos to a rare home defeat with a clinical performance before breezing past Dinamo Zagreb, and qualification for them already looks a foregone conclusion. On the other hand, Arsenal have lost to both of those sides and are now…

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Watford vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will be aiming for their third consecutive Premier League win as they make the short journey to face a Watford side whose defence has been among the most obdurate so far this season. Luck was certainly on the Hornets’ side before the international break as they escaped with a draw from fellow newly promoted club Bournemouth, who gifted them the equaliser and then contrived to miss a late penalty to win it. As he has been so often in the last year, Odion Ighalo was there to pounce when…

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Real Madrid line up £37.5m move for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez

Real Madrid are believed to be preparing a £37.5m move for star Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, according to the Metro. After a slow start to the season, Sanchez suddenly came to life just before the international break where he bagged a hat trick past Leicester City before notching a brace against Manchester United, highlighting himself as a crucial cog in Arsene Wenger’s machine. The Gunners are believed to be in the process of offering the Chilean international a new contract that would see him become the club’s highest earner (via…

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Arsenal handed quadruple fitness boost ahead of this weekend’s Premier League return

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been boosted by the news that Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are all back in contention to feature in this weekend’s clash with Watford, the Metro reports. Wenger had concerns over Sanchez’s fitness going into the international break, but the 26-year-old came through the victory over Peru without any problems and is now ready to dive straight back into first team duties with The Gunners (via Metro). The Metro also claims that defender Koscielny, who missed the 3-0 victory over Manchester…

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Arsenal set to offer Alexis Sanchez new deal to make him club’s highest earner

Arsenal could be set to offer star forward Alexis Sanchez a new contract that would see him surpass Mesut Ozil as the club’s highest paid player, the Metro reports. The Metro state that the Chilean international currently pockets £130,000-per-week at The Emirates Stadium, but the Gunners are now keen to offer him an improved deal just over 12 months on from bringing him to the club. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Mesut Ozil is also set to be offered a new deal as the club hope to…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger eyes stunning triple swoop and Sanchez praised for United demolition

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal gossip. Arsenal look set to reignite their interest in summer transfer target Aleksandr Kokorin when the transfer window re-opens in January, the Metro reports. The Gunners were reportedly tracking the Dynamo Moscow striker during pre-season, though in the end a move never materialised. Per Mertesacker has hailed Arsenal’s defensive display in Sunday’s victory over Manchester United, the Daily Mirror reports. The Gunners kept a clean sheet in their 3-0 win, restricting the Red Devils to only a handful of opportunities at the Emirates. Petr Cech has heaped…

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Chelsea fans admit Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is playing better than Eden Hazard

Following Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Manchester United at the weekend, Chelsea fans could only look on with envy as Alexis Sanchez put on a masterclass to destroy the Red Devils. The Blues are used to seeing Eden Hazard tearing up the opposition, only he has been another of the club’s star names to fall woefully short of expectations so far this season. Sanchez’s performance was apparently so good, that even Chelsea fans were compelled to publicly comment on his performance. Take a look below for a few collectors items… Sanchez…

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Arsenal handed injury boost as Alexis Sanchez is given the all clear

Arsenal have welcomed the news that star man Alexis Sanchez has not sustained any long term damage despite being forced off during Sunday’s victory over Manchester United, according to the Daily Express. The Chilean international bagged himself two goals in the comprehensive 3-0 win at The Emirates, but was withdrawn on 80 minutes for Kieran Gibbs and then proceeded down the tunnel with physio Colin Gibbs. Wenger confessed immediately after the game that he was conceded about Sanchez’s injury saying: “He has a little groin problem. “Unfortunately he goes to…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners on Benzema alert and Sanchez given fitness boost

Tuesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal have been put on red alert after long-term target Karim Benzema expressed his disappointment after being continually substituted at Real Madrid this season, saying that he is “fed up” with his situation, The Independent reports. Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi is keen to complete a temporary switch away from the club, according to the Metro. The 19-year-old is yet to play a competitive match for ArsenaI, although he has made the bench a couple of times. Theo Walcott is simply “unstoppable” and should…

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Arsenal vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be looking to go back to the top of the Premier League by winning at Arsenal, who are determined to make up for what has been another week of European misery. Most people would have expected the Gunners to have collected a maximum six points from their opening two Champions League fixtures, but they have failed miserably in losing to both Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos. While they could point to some mitigating circumstances in the Croatian capital, there was no excuse for a performance laced with naivety…

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Arsenal vs Man United combined XI: No place for TWO World Cup winners

This weekend’s meeting between Arsenal and Manchester United is already being billed as a potential title decider even though we’re only eight weeks into the new campaign. Only United strengthened significantly during the transfer window, but how many of those new faces would fit into a combined XI with this weekend’s opponents? See below to find out… GK: David de Gea – Man United Despite Petr Cech recently joining The Gunners, De Gea is the only real choice to take the number one spot. LB: Daley Blind – Man United…

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Arsenal vs Olympiakos – Match preview and team news

There is no margin for error for Arsenal in their second Champions League group F match, as nothing less than win will be sufficient when Greek champions Olympiakos visit the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening. The two sides are familiar opponents, with this being the fourth time in seven seasons that they have been drawn together at this stage of the competition. Both teams lost their opening match, with Arsenal suffering the potentially disastrous setback of losing to Dinamo Zagreb, supposedly the weakest side in the group. With two games against Bayern Munich…

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FIFA 16 player rankings 30-21: Man United target tops Arsenal and Chelsea superstars

This week has seen the release of FIFA 16s player rankings for the upcoming release of the new title. We’ve already brought you the faces from 50 to 31, and now we’re getting down to the good stuff – here’s 30-21. 30. Diego Costa – Chelsea Rating: 86 He may have made an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge last term, but that’s still not been enough to propel him into the top 20. 29. Sergio Busquets – Barcelona Rating: 86 An industrious ranking for an industrious player, though he may…

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Leaked images of Arsenal squad in FIFA 16: Alexis, Cech and Rambo all look insanely lifelike

Waiting for the latest title in the FIFA game series to be released is often agonising, and being the tail end of August the wait is almost over. And one lucky chap has managed to plug that gap by the FIFA 16 beta, which some users have been fortunate enough to get access to. Twitter user @Blindihno has managed to leak the images of a section of the Arsenal squad ahead of the new release, and we must say, we’re impressed by their likeness. Petr Cech, Alexis Sanchez, Hector Bellerin…

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Arsene Wenger rules Alexis Sanchez out of Arsenal’s Liverpool clash

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that star forward Alexis Sanchez isn’t likely to be fit for the club’s meeting with Liverpool on Monday night, the Daily Express reports. The Chilean international is yet to complete a full 90 minutes in either of the side’s Premier League games so far, and is still working his way towards full fitness having featured in 52 games for the club last term before heading off for a successful jaunt to this summer’s Copa America. And though he is eager to return and play…

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Arsenal gossip: Paris Saint-Germain pair linked, and Alexis Sanchez proves what a hero he is

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners could complete a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani in the next few days, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Uruguayan has reportedly fallen out with manager Laurent Blanc, so would be keen on a move away. However, Cavani’s strike partner is also being linked with a move to the Emirates, after PSG told Zlatan Ibrahimovic that he was free to leave this summer, the Daily Mail report. The 33-year-old will be available in a cut-price deal, but…

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Arsenal confirmed line-up vs Crystal Palace: Alexis Sanchez starts for Gunners, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain DROPPED

Arsene Wenger has named the side that he hopes will be able to beat Crystal Palace and kick Arsenal’s season into life. The big news is that Alexis Sanchez will make his first start of the campaign, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drops to the bench. The decision to drop the England international is certainly a surprise. Chamberlain has been the Gunners’ brightest spark so far this season, having scored the only goal during the Community Shield clash with Chelsea, and hitting a sumptuous volley during their opening Premier League game against West…

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Stats show Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is Premier League’s most tireless player

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A new set of stats from Sky Sports has proved that Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is officially the most tireless player in the Premier League. Having began his Arsenal adventure fresh off the back of a successful World Cup campaign, he then went on to make 52 appearances during his debut campaign before heading of to take part in this summer’s Copa America. Now the Chilean is in line to feature for the Gunners this weekend having trained after the club’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham on the opening day.…

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