BY BOLAJI OKUNOLA.
When former Nigerian international attends Arsene Wenger’s last match as Arsenal’s manager, the former Nigerian captain will present the Frenchman, a special gift.
Kanu is among former Arsenal players billed to attend Arsene Wenger’s last English Premier League home game as the Gunners play against Burnley on Sunday.
Kanu told Sports Village Square that he would certainly present his former coach something special at the occasion. He played for Arsenal under Wenger after the former Nigerian skipper transferred from Italian club side, Inter Milan in 1999.
He went on to play more than 100 matches for the club, a feat that earned him an invite for Sunday’s match. His joining the club easily contributed to Arsenal’s popularity among Nigerian fans.
The North London club has written to all its former players who have made 100-plus league appearances for the club to grace the game at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal will use the fixture as a key element of their celebrations to commemorate the Frenchman’s 22 years in charge of the club.
The likes of Sol Campbell, Thierry Henry, Tony Adams, Bob Wilson, Frank McLintock and other legends who made 100 appearances for the club are also expected at the match.
“It’s a big honor for me and other former players. Wenger has been a great man and he remains the man behind my success.
“I have a special gift for him and am sure other players who he has tutored and raised to stardom will also storm London with lot of pleasant gift.