Wenger picks Kanu as greatest-ever January signing.

first_img Loading… Arsene Wenger has named former Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as his best January signing while manager of Arsenal. Kanu joined the Gunners in 1999 after making the move from Inter Milan for a fee of £4.15million and he quickly became an important player in the second half of his first season. He came off the bench in his first few games, netting goals against Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and north London rivals Tottenham. The striker scored 17 goals in his first full season, including a 15-minute hat-trick against Chelsea, and helped his side reach the UEFA Cup final. When asked about his best piece of business in the January window, Wenger opted for the Nigerian over Aubameyang, who he signed from Borussia Dortmund in 2018. ‘What a difficult question. Over 20 years, maybe Kanu. In the middle of the season. That had a big impact and he was a huge player,’ he told beIN Sport. Nigeria international and former Arsenal Nwankwo Kanu and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Kanu was popular among Arsenal fans during his five-and-a-half years at the club. He was part of the Invincibles team from 2003-2004 and managed 43 Premier League goals in 195 games. He went on to play for West Brom and Portsmouth where he finished his career in 2012. Wenger signed Aubameyang from Dortmund for what was a club record fee of £56m. The striker managed 10 goals in the remainder of the 2017-2018 before scoring 31 in all competitions during his first full season at the club. The Gabon international was on 20 for the current campaign before football was suspended in March. Read AlsoBergkamp, Kanu contributed to my Arsenal successful story – Henry Wenger, who is now working as FIFA’s chief of global football development, revealed he is not a supporter of the mid-season transfer window and believes it should be scrapped. ‘No, I am not [in favour of it]. Because I think it is like a race in a marathon where you change the shoes halfway,’ he added. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King Remake7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Largest Cities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable LooksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img