Nwankwo Kanu Hat-trick vs AC Milan Legends (3 September 2016)

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Nwankwo Kanu Hat-trick: Arsenal vs AC Milan (3 September 2016)

The Nigerian striker was in impressive form as Arsenal comprehensively beat a Milan side which featured the likes of Christian Vieiri and Cafu.
A Nwankwo Kanu hat-trick and goal from Robert Pires gave Arsenal Legends a 4-1 win over Milan Glorie in a charity match at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners attempted to start the match with 12 men when Nigerian striker Kanu didn’t realise he had been named as a substitute, but the 40-year-old made up for his mistake when he scored a header from Emmanuel Petit’s cross on 27 minutes, before Milan’s Christian Vieri equalised with a scrappy effort five minutes before the break.
Kanu scored a second on 72 minutes before Pires got in on the act just a day after playing at the Wembley Cup, while Vieri netted a late consolation for Milan when he rebounded in a penalty which was well saved by David Seaman.

Highlights included Martin Keown begging Arsene Wenger to bring him on throughout the match and Nigel Winterburn squaring up to Paolo Di Canio in a mock incident of when the Italian confronted a referee against Sheffield Wednesday in September 1998.

Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg and Kolo Toure all featured for the home side while Wenger and Fabio Capello took charge of the respective squads in a match which is expected to raise £1 million for the Arsenal Foundation’s mission to build pitches for children in London, Jordan and Somalia

Arsenal Legends: Jens Lehmann, David Seaman, Martin Keown, Marc Overmars, Ray Parlour, Emmanuel Petit, Pascal Cygan, Gilberto, Nigel Winterburn, Kolo Toure, Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg, Sylvain Wiltord, Anders Limpar, Gilles Grimandi and Nwankwo Kanu.

AC Milan Glories: Christian Abbiati, Dida, Cafu, Paolo Maldini, Demetrio Albertini, Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Di Canio, Edgar Davids, Marcel Desailly, Daniele Massaro, Marco Simone, Angelo Carbone, Dario Simic, Giuseppe Favalli, Kakhaber Kaladze, Zvonimir Boban, Massimo Ambrosini, Stefano Eranio, Giuseppe Pancaro, Ibrahim Ba, Serginho and Christian Vieri

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I'm a United fan and I must say this arsenal team in the early 2000 was a team to beat. They were so good and matches in Highbury always gives me goosebumps.

Author — RayShow TV


The Brazilian goalkeeper Dida knows Kanu too well 😂, he will never forget Kanu in his life, watch Atlanta 96 Brazil - Nigeria 😂

Author — ugowoundo


We were lucky that we have seen the 90s and the early millennium. After 2008 football passed away unfortanely. The new generation only witness ronaldo and messi. Our time, every club had fantastic players. Im missing that time :(

Author — Garibullah


legends of nigeria kanu babaiaro west babangida okocha finidi ☺😢💋❤

Author — გიგა ხურციძე


Kanu was so talented, still better than present lazy Nigerian players

Author — Young Afro


Our people used to say that an elderly man is never age in a dance he or she knows how to dance very well 😀😀

Author — sabbman


Papilo! One of the most intelligent and technically gifted players I was privileged to watch. Love the guy to bits.

Author — Harrison Rob


Did I hear 40yrs old? Can you imagine, and someone is just 34 and he will not just allow us rest.

Author — Daniel Fisayo


Kanu put a big smile on Wenger face like the good old days

Author — Bonida Express


Very talented footballer, there was Okocha in him Yekini and Finidi also Ikpeba in him

Author — Tahira Abdul


He was one of the most technically gifted footballers of our time.

Author — Kasule Brian Kalule


I'm not a football fan, but I remember playing fifa street A LOT back in the days, and there was that player called Nwankwo Kanu... a tall player with excellent ball control, which I always wanted to score goals with. Ever since I always adored this player. Not really into football, but I kind of respect this guy, a Nigerian legend.

Author — William Fever


Wenger looks as happy as I’ve ever seen him like it’s 2002 again



les années passent tellement vite que je me dis ils sont rendus des légendes et des souvenirs.respect à tous ces joueurs 🤩

Author — Isham Kamel


Kanu score's a better penalty than early 20's professional footballers. Fabulous!!

Author — Mohamed Kuyateh





One of my very first idols... he is tall and technically impressive on his prime.

Author — Fayez Ouarghi


seeing Wenger at Emirates stadium makes me cry. Arsenal fan boy since 2004, now almost 30

Author — Thach Dao


Kanu is 40 at this point of time.. but Zlatan is still playing in Serie A at 39 and top scorer at the moment.. respect to both legends..

Author — Bhai91davidoff


And easportsfifa won't add him as a legend Kanu is King !

Author — somatra52