Saying that they want to give fans a voice, the Premier League today announced a new voting system which will allow Twitter users to decide which Arsenal player wins the player of the month award.
Traditionally decided by a panel of former managers and players, the vote for player and manager of the month will now be partly decided by a poll run on the Premier League’s official Twitter account.
“For so long, fans never had a chance to tell us which Arsenal player they felt should win this award. We just want to make them feel a part of the process,” said Premier League spokesperson Frank Cartright, adding that the potential voters will be given a choice of as many as four Arsenal players each month.
“This is about transparency. Rather than have a bunch of unknown and unaccountable people make the decision, we have a clean, open and fair process to decide which of Arsene Wenger’s men takes home the prize. Giving fans a wide range of options ensures the fairest result.”
At press time, Arsenal had somehow won a poll which asked Twitter users whether they were fans of the new system or not.