Alexandre Lacazette: Questions asked as Arsenal striker gets at least one vote for Football Writers’ Association footballer of the year
Raheem Sterling was named as the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the year on Monday but there was one name on the list of players who received votes that raised some eyebrows.
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette received at least one vote from the association’s members.
Harry Kane, Eden Hazard, Bernardo Silva and David Silva were also chosen.
Raheem Sterling won with 62 per cent of the vote and was more than 100 ahead of Virgil van Dijk in second.
Manchester City team-mate Sergio Aguero was named in third place.
Sterling was a deserved winner of the award with 29 goals for club and country to his name this season.
Lacazette has had a good season with Arsenal but you could pick several names who have been better.
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Team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 19 goals this season while the France striker has just 13.
Lacazette has also been used from the bench several times by Unai Emery when he has not wanted to play both strikers at the same time.
Here is how some reacted on social media to the Arsenal forward getting voted for.
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