Some Arsenal fans have slammed comments made by former manager Arsene Wenger on ex-striker Nwankwo Kanu.
“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?
"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."
– Arsène Wenger pic.twitter.com/lbiUyWhOZs
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) May 13, 2020
Lol what? I love Kanu and what he’s done for the club but Aubameyang has been top scorer in 2 of Europe’s top leagues. I understand goals aren’t the only thing a striker can be useful for but its hard to argue the value of Auba when he’s done it over and over
— Arun S (@acesathy) May 14, 2020
— ً (@MXNDY___) May 13, 2020
This disrespect to Auba…
— HitmanAuba🎯 (@HitmanAuba) May 13, 2020
Auba in the mud
— ARTSENAL_fc 🐫 (@Artsenalszn) May 13, 2020
Squillaci was better
— FJK (@FadiJakart) May 13, 2020
— Solomonabel (@Solomon12809577) May 13, 2020
Gooners, what is your best memory of Kanu? Comment below with your thoughts!
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