Tag: Nwankwo Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu played for Arsenal Football Club. The former Nigerian forward joined Arsenal in 1999 from Inter Milan for £4.15m. Kanu left Arsenal for West Brom in 2004 on a free transfer. In total, he made 198 appearances for Arsenal and scored 44 goals. Kanu wore the number 25 shirt for Arsenal. The Olympic Gold medal winner was a part of the Invincibles squad that won the League without losing a match. He is the founder of the Kanu Heart Foundation and serves as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Kanu was born August 1, 1976.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20: Victor Boniface of Bayer Leverkusen celebrates after scoring their team's fourth goal during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and VfL Bochum 1848 at BayArena on December 20, 2023 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

Arsenal striking target Boniface says he’s a Gunner at heart

Victor Boniface, Bayer Leverkusen's star striker, reveals he's been a lifelong Arsenal fan, adding a personal twist to Arsenal's reported interest in him.
Arsenal undefeated: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's L to R facing camera Jose Antonio Reyes,Robert Pires,Edu and Thierry Henry celebrates winning the 2003/2004 Football Premier League after drawing 2-2 with Tottenham during their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane in north London, 25 April 2004. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Arsenal Invincibles in talks over friendly match

Representatives of the Arsenal Invincibles are in talks over playing a friendly match in 2024 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their title win.
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Top 10 Arsenal strikers under Arsene Wenger

Exploring Arsène Wenger's top 10 strikers at Arsenal, from Thierry Henry's legendary status to Olivier Giroud's memorable goals.
16 Oct 1999: Nwankwo Kanu scores Arsenal's 4th goal during the FA Carling Premiership match against Everton at Highbury in London, England. Arsenal won the match 4 - 0. Credit: Tony O''Brien /Allsport

Former Arsenal stars to play in Tanzania charity match

Former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu joins football legends in Tanzania for a charity match, supporting children with mental health challenges.
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Arsenal on this day: August 1

On this day in Arsenal history, we celebrate births, remember arrivals, and reflect on departures. 
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally signs new Arsenal deal LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal poses with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and the FA Cup Trophy after their teams victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

5 of Arsenal’s best-ever January signings

The January transfer window isn't always the best to buy in, but let's take a look at some of Arsenal's top winter signings.
16 Oct 1999: Nwankwo Kanu scores Arsenal's 4th goal during the FA Carling Premiership match against Everton at Highbury in London, England. Arsenal won the match 4 - 0. Credit: Tony O''Brien /Allsport

Unung Arsenal heroes: Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu was the king of the cheeky toe poke.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Nicolas Pepe of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Kanu: Premier League teams are already scared of Nicolas Pepe – he’s a very...

Nwankwo Kanu thinks the Premier League are already growing afraid of Nicolas Pepe, who he feels is a very good addition to Arsenal.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Alex Iwobi of Everton looks on from the bench during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Watford FC at Goodison Park on August 17, 2019, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Kanu: Arsenal made a mistake letting Iwobi go – 100 per cent

Kanu says Arsenal have made a mistake letting Alex Iwobi go, losing a player with the club at heart who would give everything for them.
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Arsenal ex-players in the news: 2 moves, an ice-cream company & a government role

During the course of my week I come across quite a few stories that don't seem to make the mainstream press or, at least, get delayed and I thought it might be an idea to collect some of those up.

Kanu: It’s only four games but the team is gelling under Emery

Nwankwo Kanu has bucked the trend of Arsenal legends talking about Unai Emery, with a surprisingly fair assessment of the Spaniard's start at the club.

Kanu: I hope they’ll open the door for Nwakali to come and play for...

Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu hopes that his former club will give on-loan Nigerian youngster Kelechi Nwakali a chance with his parent club at some stage.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Kanu congratulates Iwobi on new Arsenal contract

Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu has congratulated Alex Iwobi on his new contract with Arsenal, after the 22-year-old committed his future to his boyhood club on Friday.

Kanu speaks about trading trophies for saving lives at launch of charity match

A legend on the pitch and off it, Nwankwo Kanu has traded in trophies with the Gunners for saving lives back in Africa.

Arsenal fan favourite robbed at Russian airport

Former Arsenal star, Kanu, was robbed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport when approximately €9,300 was stolen from his suitcase.
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 08: Arsene Wenger manager / head coach of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between AC Milan and Arsenal at the San Siro on March 8, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Henry, Vieira, Bergkamp and more invited back for Wenger’s final home game

Arsenal have invited the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and many more back to the club for Arsene Wenger's final home game, according to reports.

Kanu: Wenger and the players have to share the blame when things go wrong

Nwankwo Kanu says he understands Arsenal fans want the Premier League trophy, but achieving that aim is not just about Arsène Wenger.

Giroud and Kanu make top five for most Premier League substitute goals

Arsenal have two players in the top five for the most substitute Premier League goals of all time, Olivier Giroud and Nwankwo Kanu.

Video: Arsène Wenger sends message to Nigerian fans

Arsène Wenger has congratulated all Nigerian Arsenal fans after the Super Eagles qualified for the World Cup next year.

Kanu: We have the fame, the money, we have to help

A legend on the pitch and off it, Nwankwo Kanu has traded in trophies with the Gunners for saving lives back in Africa
23 Oct 1999: (L to R) Marc Overmars and Ray Parlour congratulate Arsenal team mate Kwankwo Kanu. Picture: Graham Chadwick /Allsport

OTD Kanu makes controversial Arsenal debut

On this day in 1999, Nwankwo Kanu made his debut for Arsenal against Sheffield United.
23 Oct 1999: (L to R) Marc Overmars and Ray Parlour congratulate Arsenal team mate Kwankwo Kanu. Picture: Graham Chadwick /Allsport

“I remember it like it was yesterday” – Kanu speaks about Chelsea hattrick

Former Arsenal star, Kanu, has opened up about his iconic hattrick against Chelsea, which he claims to remember like it was yesterday.
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Episode 61: Kolo Toure’s calm down hands

Matthew is joined by Helen and special guest JB (@gunnerpunner) to discuss going to Hull and back, tactical evolutions, left backs and the Arsenal...

Kanu proves he’s psychic – predicts he’ll score hat-trick v Milan

Arsenal legend Kanu scored a hat-trick against Milan Glory on Saturday but what's perhaps just as impressive is that he predicted it!
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Saturday Arsenal recap – Mustafi’s dad, Xhaka wants to learn from Ozil, Champions League...

Saturday was one of the quietest days we've had for a while - I blame the interlull + close of the transfer window.

Kanu’s still got it – Scores hat-trick as Arsenal Legends beat Milan Glorie (videos)

Kanu and the rest of the Arsenal Legends proved they've still got it against Milan Glorie.
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Nwakali gets what he wants in Arsenal move

Kelechi Nwakali is set to get exactly what he wants as Arsenal hand him the number 25 shirt.

Kanu: Wenger allowed me to be a good player

Nwankwo Kanu signed for Arsenal 17 years ago on Thursday. Feel old yet? That's right, the maverick Nigerian became an Arsenal play on this day...

Photo: Arsene Wenger poses with Nwakali and Chukwueze

Arsene Wenger admitted at his press conference on Friday morning that the club were close to sealing a deal to bring Kelechi Nwakali and...