Former Super Eagles forward, Nwankwo Kanu has rejected Arsenal’s move to appoint Mikel Arteta as a replacement for sacked manager, Unai Emery.
The Gunners sacked Unai Emery last month and are in search of a replacement despite appointing Freddie Ljungberg on an interim basis.
Arsenal are in talks with Arteta about becoming the second manager of the Premier League club since Arsene Wenger stepped down after 22 years in May 2018.
Arteta, who played for Arsenal from 2011-16, has been an assistant to Guardiola at City since leaving the north London club.
In his reaction, Kanu told journalists during a parley in Lagos that the club needs top manager than could bring back the glory days of Arsenal.
“The recent poor performances of Arsenal FC can improve with experienced management,” Kanu said.
“I know every fan is disappointed with the games the club has been playing of recent. This is not the same Arsenal people used to know. But, all the same, we can still turn it around.
“We have a new interim coach, Freddie Ljungberg, but things are not going on well for him. When you have players, they should always tell themselves the truth.
“The players alone cannot be blamed, but the entire management also. But it is clear that Arsenal are not where they are supposed to be, they have to change a lot of things and ensure that they return to the basics,” he said.
“We need a strong hand to bring back the glorious days of Arsenal,’’ he concluded.
The Atlanta Olympic gold medalist was part of the Invincibles squad that won Arsenal’s last league title in 2003-04 season.