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EXTRA TIME: Kanu celebrates Arsene Wenger on 69th birthday

20:33 BST 22/10/2018
Arsene Wenger Arsenal 2017-18
The two-time African Footballer of the Year took to social media to celebrate his former boss who brought him to England in 1999

Nwankwo Kanu has joined the football world in extolling former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on his 69th birthday.

Following a successful open-heart surgery in 1996, Wenger offered Kanu a chance to revive his career by signing him from Inter Milan in February 1999.

During his five-year stay at Arsenal, the 42-year-old scored 44 goals in 197 games under the Frenchman and won several titles including two Premier League honours.

The Nigeria legend was also a member of the Invincibles guided by Wenger that finished the 2003-04 Premier League season undefeated.