Following the announcement of the departure of Arsène Wenger, the world of football including the former players of Arsenal paid a vibrant tribute to the one who led the club for 22 years.
Former Super Eagles star Nwankwo Kanu said he will be forever indebted to Arsene Wenger. Kanu was among the guests who paid tribute to the Frenchman last Sunday at the Emirates stadium in his last match.
“He was like a father to us all. When I was at Inter Milan, he did everything to get me to sign at Arsenal. This is the kind of person you want to be with and want to support, “said Nwankwo Kanu.
“At that time no one believed in me. People said, “You come out of the hospital, can you play football? But Wenger believed in me and when I came here, I did not disappoint him. That’s why I’m here today. I appreciate the ceremony that was organized for him here in the UAE, it is a very good sign of respect, I saw many people in red say thank you Arsène. ”
“After the match, no one left his seat, they all stayed there to support him, say goodbye and thank him for all he did for the club. ”
The 41-year-old joined Arsenal in 1999. During his five years in the red and white jersey, he scored 37 goals in the Premier League.