As the summer transfer season ramps up and the players prepare for a new season, it's time to look back one last time on the 2012-13 season to honor Arsenal's top player. Arsenal USA is once again handing out its own Player of the Season award -- but with a new twist. This year, the list of candidates has been narrowed down to five finalists by our panel of supporters from the USA and Canada.

Who will you choose?

» Per Mertesacker, the cool-headed German who provided consistency at the back.
» Laurent Koscielnythe stabilizing force behind Arsenal’s late season run.
» Mikel Arteta, the vice-captain who provided leadership and metronomic passing.
» Theo Walcott, the Club's top scorer who notched 21 goals in all competitions.
» Santi Cazorla, the Spanish maestro who excelled in his first season in England.

To vote, select one of the names from the drop down menu. Make your selection by July 7 and we will tally the votes and announce the winner during the Asia Tour.

The winning player will be handed his award on the Emirates Stadium pitch early next season.

Voting is now closed. Stay tuned to Arsenal.com to find out who won.

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