By Harvey Byrne

Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to applaud former striker and favourite Nwankwo Kanu after the former Nigeria international netted a hat-trick for the Gunners Legends team on Saturday.

The retired 40-year-old bagged three goals for the Arsenal Legends side against Milan Glorie in a 4-2 victory hosted at the Emirates.

Robert Pires netted Arsenal’s other goal, while two goals from Christian Vieri ensured the scoreline remained respectable.

Kanu played for West Brom and Portsmouth as well as Arsenal during his time in England.

The Nigeria international was the star of the show on Saturday and now Gunners fans are joking that he might be better than current club strikers Olivier Grioud and Lucas Perez.

Here are a selection of the fans views on Twitter:

Kanu moved to England and Arsenal in 1999 at the age of 23 from Inter Milan in a £4.5million deal.

The striker stayed at the club for five years playing in 182 encounters and scoring 37 goals before moving onto West Brom in 2004.

He won the Premier League twice with Arsenal and the FA Cup three times with the Gunners and Portsmouth during his time in England.

His last club was the south coast side in 2012.

In the latest Arsenal news, West Brom have handed former striker Marouane Chamakh a start in Saturday’s friendly against Indian Premier League side Delhi Dynamos.