for legends match between Arsenal legend and Milan Glorie at the
Emirates Stadium on September 3, with match proceeds expected to be
donated to Arsenal Foundation.
Other former football stars like Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Freddie
Ljunberg, Dennis Bergkamp, Filippo Inzaghi, Cafu, Franco Baresi, Paolo
Maldini etc. will also feature in the exhibition game. The match date of
September 3 does not clash with any Arsenal fixture for the new season
as it falls on an International weekend.
In the 1999-2000 season Kanu scored 17 times in 50 matches for the
Gunners, including a hat-trick in fifteen minutes against Chelsea to
turn a 2–0 deficit into a 3–2 victory. He played 197 games for Arsenal,
scoring 44 goals. In the summer of 2004, after his contract with Arsenal
ended, he moved to West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer.
In 2008, Kanu was voted 13th in the “Gunners’ Greatest 50 Players”
poll.Along with other famous players, such as Henry and Robert Pirès,
Kanu was a member of the “Invincibles”, the Arsenal side that finished
the 2003–04 season of the Barclays Premier League undefeated.He is also a
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.