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 secures his hat-trick from the spot. 3-1 pic.twitter.com/gdkcsLtBXK
— Terje (@ArsenalTerje) September 3, 2016
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:
Turns out #Arsenal didn't need Lucas Perez at all. They just needed to re-sign Kanu!
— Luke Gardener (@LukeGardener82) September 3, 2016
Arsenal wasted £17m on Perez when we could of just brought Kanu out of retirement
— Harvey (@RVC__) September 3, 2016
Why spend money on Perez when we could've got Kanu on a free? ? #ArsenalLegends
— Simo (@SonorCimpson) September 3, 2016
Kanu is better than Giroud. Sign him up Arsene! ?
— Andanu (@andanu_trisatya) September 3, 2016
— Jejak (@AwanPesawat) September 3, 2016
Nwankwo kanu scored a hat trick and yet arsenal could not bring him out of retirement to replace giroud. ….
— bartholomew david (@iamdavid_money) September 3, 2016
After watching Ljungberg & Kanu's displays today, one can easily understand why Arsenal fans are almost always angry at Giroud &; Walcott.."
— DeeJay Vings (@deejayvings) September 3, 2016
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.