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Kanu's exploits still thrill Wenger

Kanu's exploits still thrill Wenger

After more than 12 years since he quit Arsenal, former Super Eagles captain, Kanu Nwankwo's exploits with English Premier League side still excite his former coach, Arsene Wenger.

Kanu, who spent five years at the North London club side following his arrival in 1999 from Inter Milan enjoyed a blaze career with the Gunners, scoring great goals to help Arsenal win League and FA Cup titles and one of such goals was his tight corner curling in the hattrick that stunned Chelsea in 1999.

Wenger's unending praise for Kanu's skills and talent was re-echoed on 1st of January while reacting to Olivier Giroud's amazing scorpion kick against Crystal Palace which he described as one of the best goals ever scored.

Ranking Giroud's scorpion kick goal against Palace among his top five Arsenal goals of all time, the Frenchman said: "I remember Bergkamp, Henry's efforts, these were special goals, you know. Bergkamp at Leicester, and Newcastle. Thierry Henry against Real Madrid, and Liverpool - these kind of goals and Kanu's at Chelsea stand out".

The former Ajax of Netherland star was a member of the record making Arsenal Invincibles that went unbeaten to win the EPL title of the 2003/2004 season.