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Kanu, Henry, Cafu To Feature For Arsenal Stars Against Milan Glorie

19/06/2016

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www.soccernet.com.ngFormer Arsenal and Super Eagles legend,  Nwankwo Kanu has been listed 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.

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