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Arsenal: Fans slam Arsene Wenger’s comments on Nwankwo Kanu

Arsenal: Fans slam Arsene Wenger’s comments on Nwankwo Kanu - Arsenal

Some Arsenal fans have slammed comments made by former manager Arsene Wenger on ex-striker Nwankwo Kanu.

Speaking to beIN Sports (via The Sun), the 70-year old was asked who he thinks was his best signing in the January transfer window for the north London club.

“What a difficult question. Over 20 years… maybe Kanu. In the middle of the season, that had a big impact and was a huge player,” Wenger said as he picked the Nigerian, who joined the Gunners from Inter Milan in 1999 for a transfer fee of €6.25 million, according to Transfermarkt.

Indeed, the striker played in 195 games in all competitions across six seasons under the Frenchman, scoring 43 goals and providing 23 assists, as per Transfermarkt. Kanu won two Premier League titles with Arsenal, including the famous Invincibles campaign in 2003/04, whilst also picking up two FA cup trophies, one Community Shield and winning African Footballer Of The Year in his time in North London (via Transfermarkt).

However, these Gunners fans on Twitter slammed Wenger’s comments, with a few suggesting that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been the club’s best January transfer so far and one suggesting (presumably tongue-in-cheek) that Sebastian Squillaci was a better acquisition:

Who was the better January signing for Arsenal?

Aubameyang

Aubameyang

Kanu

Kanu

Gooners, what is your best memory of Kanu? Comment below with your thoughts!


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