It’s time to pick your Player of the Season.
We are nearing the end of another busy campaign, and there are plenty of candidates for the official club prize.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has continued his hot streak in front of goal, topping our goalscoring charts throughout the campaign and netting crucial strikes against Leicester, Bournemouth and Rennes.
Alex Lacazette has also been in fine form, hitting double figures in back-to-back seasons since moving to north London in 2017. The France international has scored a number of goal-of-the-season contenders too, and is a fan favourite for how well he has led Unai Emery’s high press.
Although he didn’t start the campaign as our head coach’s first choice Premier League keeper, Bernd Leno has excelled since breaking into the side. The Germany goalkeeper produced a string of fine stops to preserve clean sheets against Chelsea and Manchester United, and also reacted superbly to make a sensational double stop against Tottenham Hotspur.
Already a fan favourite at Emirates Stadium, Sokratis has made a seamless transition to Premier League football. The Greece international has been a rock at the back, and his no-nonsense approach has helped us go 22 games without defeat at the end of 2018.
Lucas Torreira is the third of our summer signings to have made an instant impact in N5. The diminutive midfielder has given us plenty of bite in the middle of the pitch and, in addition to his relentless defensive work, has chipped in with important goals against Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town.
Granit Xhaka has provided the perfect foil to Torreira this season. The duo have formed an effective partnership in midfield and while the Uruguayan has been breaking up play, Xhaka has been the man dictating the tempo. The Switzerland vice-captain has also scored some memorable goals, including unstoppable free-kicks against Newcastle United and Crystal Palace and a swerving strike against Manchester United.
Choose your Arsenal Player of the Season at the bottom of this page.
One lucky voter will win the chance to present the winner with his award before the Brighton game on May 4 PLUS two tickets to the match.
We will reveal the top three in reverse order in the coming weeks.
These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) set out the basis on which you can participate in the [Player of the Season] (“Promotion”). By entering the Promotion, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you should not enter the promotion and you will not be eligible to win the prize.
PROMOTION PERIOD: The start date for entries is [16th April 2019] once live on the Arsenal.com website (UK time) (“Start Date”). The closing date for entries is [2nd May 2019] at 23.59 (UK time) (“Closing Date”). Entries received after the closing date will not be entered into the promotion.
TO ENTER: To enter the promotion, you need to visit the relevant page on Arsenal.com and complete, in full, the competiton entry form. You will need to [vote for your player of the season and complete the form] by no later than the closing date. This competition is open to all Arsenal Members.
ELIGIBILITY: Entry is open to all Arsenal Members. Only one entry per person is allowed. If entrants are under 18, consent from a parent or guardian must be obtained prior to entry and the parent or guardian must agree to these terms and conditions in full. Employees of The Arsenal Football Club Plc (company number 109244) (“Arsenal”), the promoter or members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter the promotion. No purchase is required to enter but you will require email and internet access to enter the promotion. No refund may be claimed for any expenses incurred relating to the use of an email account or internet connection for the purpose of entering the promotion.
PRIZE: [two match tickets to an upcoming Arsenal home match, to be confirmed in due course], tickets are non-transferable, and no cash alternative will be offered. [the prize does not include e.g. personal expenditure and other incidental costs other than those specifically included.] The winner will receive [TWO TICKETS] tickets to the fixture specified in the promotion being entered. There will be one winner. By entering, you are confirming that you are available to attend on the day of the specified fixture. In the event that the winner cannot attend, the promoter will not provide tickets for an alternative fixture and another winner will be chosen. Use of tickets by winners is subject to the promoter’s Home Match Ticket terms and conditions (see www.arsenal.com/membership/tickets-information/terms-and-conditions-). The promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize (or any part of them) for a prize or prizes of equivalent or greater monetary value if this is necessary for reasons beyond its control. There is no cash alternative to the prize (or any part of them) and unless agreed otherwise in writing the prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. All costs and expenses not included within the prize are the responsibility of the winner(s). Third party terms and conditions apply to parts of the prize where applicable.
SELECTION OF Participants: The participants will be picked and matched against criteria from all eligible entries received between the start date and the closing date. The winner will be contacted and will be informed of which game they will be attending using the contact details provided on entry within 72 hours of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond to confirm details for confirmation of the prize within 3 days, an alternative winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible and correct entries.
PUBLICITY AND PERSONAL DATA: If the winner is aged 18 or over, the winner agrees to take part in reasonable publicity relating to the promotion and the [promoter][and Arsenal] may use the winner's name and image and his/her comments relating to the Promotion and/or the prize for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid. Details of the winner’s name and county will be available on request for one month after the closing date by writing to the promoter (including providing a stamped self-addressed envelope and stating the name and closing date of the promotion) at the address set out below.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Entries must not be submitted through agents or third parties. No responsibility can be accepted for lost, delayed or incomplete entries, or for electronic entries or winning notifications that are not received or delivered (for any reason including as a consequence of communication or network failures). Any such entries will be deemed void. The promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend the promotion or these terms and conditions if circumstances outside its reasonable control make this unavoidable. Entries must be strictly in accordance with these terms and conditions. Any entry not in strict accordance with these terms and conditions will be deemed to be invalid and the prize will not be awarded in respect of such entry. The promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any entrant and to exclude any entries which it believes to be invalid or in breach of these terms and conditions. The promoter’s decision is final in all matters relating to the promotion (including the prize) and no correspondence will be entered into. Except in respect of death or personal injury resulting from any negligence of Arsenal, to the maximum extent permitted by law, neither Arsenal nor any of its officers, employees or agents shall be responsible for (whether in tort, contract or otherwise): any loss, damage or injury to you and/or any third party or to any property belonging to you or any third party in connection with the Promotion and/or the Prize (including the winner’s receipt or use of the same), resulting from any cause whatsoever; or any loss of profit, loss of use, loss of opportunity or any indirect, economic or consequential losses whatsoever and howsoever caused.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION: Please note that this agreement is governed by English law. This means that your entry into the promotion and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law. You and the promoter both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction in connection with any such dispute or claim.
SPIRIT OF THE PROMOTION: If you attempt to compromise the integrity or proper operation of the promotion by cheating or committing fraud in any way, [the promoter and Arsenal each reserve][the promoter reserves] the right to render your entry invalid, seek damages from you and ban you from participating in any of their future Promotions.
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions about the Promotion, please write to Arsenal Media Group, The Arsenal Football Club PLC, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London N5 1BU.PROMOTER: The “Promoter” of the Promotion is [Arsenal Media Group][on behalf of Arsenal].
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