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WATCH: Nwankwo Kanu’s Hat-Trick Leads #ArsenalLegends to 4-2 Victory Against AC Milan Glorie | Fans Want Him to Replace Olivier Giroud



Nwankwo Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu

Nigerian football icon, Nwankwo Kano, on Saturday proved that age has not taken away his attacking prowess as he scored a hat trick for Arsenal Legends against AC Milan Glorie.

The game ended 4-2 in favour of the Arsene Wenger-led side.

Kanu, who had thought he was part of the first eleven, came off the bench in the 25th minute to score the first goal for Arsenal 2 minutes later.

Vieiri made it 1-1 for Milan in the 37th minute, and a header from Kanu in the 67th minute put Arsenal on the lead again.

Kanu completed his hat trick with a penalty kick in the 79th minute. Pires scored the fourth for Arsenal 5 minutes later. Vieiri made it two in the 88th minute after a rebound kick following the penalty save by Arsenal’s goalkeeper, Lehman.

Speaking after the sensational game, Arsenal’s coach, Wenger said:

The surprise was Kanu, because nobody knew where he played and he turned up with something special again. Players like Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires are still completely fit, and Kolo Toure, I’m not surprised about because he still plays for Celtic.

The class has not gone, the quality has not gone – the legs a little bit! But not too much. They had enough resources to make the game enjoyable. It is a great afternoon and that shows our values at the club because we raised one million pounds for the charity and we can be very proud of that.

Fans took to Twitter to hail the former Super Eagles player, adding that Wenger should replace his current striker, Olivier Giroud, with Kanu.

Watch the highlights of the game below:

Photo Credit: Twitter – @Arsenal


  1. Spirit

    September 4, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Whoa!!!! Didn’t know he was still playing. At first glance, I thought this article was revisiting the past i.e. blast from the past kind of story. Well good for him is all I can say. Cheers!

    • Anon

      September 4, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      It was a one-off match yesterday between Arsenal legends and AC Milan legends.

      Papilo baba!

  2. Ene

    September 4, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Ah Kanu!!!Kan u believe it?Great man!I will never forget Atlanta ’96.Arsenal fans don’t joke with Kanu. Still highly reverred.

  3. Darius

    September 4, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Papilo keeps making us proud.

  4. Fani

    September 4, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    When you have it, you never really lose it. Happy for him

  5. Xoxo

    September 4, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Kanu=Legend. See the look on Wenger’s face, yeye man. Don’t go and buy players for us. Giroud just does fine boy on the pitch.

    • Beeeee

      September 4, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      I mistaking my liked your comment. He got Xhaka, Mustafi, Perez. He also got Asano and Nwakali, for the future. You are still asking him to buy players. Are these ones he bought toys?

    • Beeeee

      September 4, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      * I mistakingly liked your comment.

    • Xoxo

      September 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Okay relax its not a fighting something. I’ve not been updating myself with Arsenal’s news and all this season so I had no idea. I just thought its business as usual for him since he hardly ever follows through in signing players. But thanks for the update

  6. Xoxo

    September 4, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Kanu=Legend. See the grin on Wenger’s face, yeye man. Don’t go and buy players for us. Giroud just does fine boy on the pitch.

  7. kdp

    September 4, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    this so cool

  8. The Real Oma

    September 4, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    This makes me so happy, reminds me of his other hat-trick so many years ago. Kanu, we are hella proud of you!

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