Kanu Nwankwo

By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria


Arsenal Football club of England have taken to social media platform to celebrate the signing legendary Nigerian player Kanu Nwankwo 21 years ago.

Kanu was signed from Inter Milan for 4million pounds on 15 January 1999 after being spotted by Arsene Wenger and went on to make 119 appearances for the North London club, scoring 44 goals, before departing for West Bromwich Albion in 2004.

Kanu Nwankwo

To mark the signing, Arsenal accompanied a Tweet with a video of Kanu’s best five goals scored at the club.
“On this day 21 years ago… we signed the one and only Kanu!”
Arsenal
@Arsenal
#OnThisDay , 21 years ago… we signed the one and only Kanu!
Here are five of @papilokanu ‘s best Arsenal goals – but which will forever be your favourite?

Kanu Nwankwo have played for Iwuayanwu Nationale with 5 goals in 25 appearances, Ajax Amsterdam (25 goals in 54 appearances), Inter Milan, Westbromwich Albion and Portsmouth. He played a total of 404 games at club level, scoring 108 goals in the process.

Kanu won a UEFA Champions League medal, a
UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup Winners Medals and two African Player of the Year awards amongst others. He is one of few players to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal.


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