- Nwankwo Kanu said Arsenal still need to improve if they want to compete for the EPL title
- The former international played a major role in Arsenal's renaissance under Arsene Wenger
- Kanu commended Mikel Arteta for doing a good job but submitted Arsenal must improve
Premier League legend, Nwankwo Kanu, feels Gunners still need to improve in their games if they want to toe back to their glorious days.
The former international is a cult figure at Arsenal and is regarded as one of the greatest stars to ever don Arsenal jersey, with his name sparking a sheer fondness at Emirates Stadium.
Speaking with Goal on the present state of the club, Kanu commended Mikel Arteta for bringing a renaissance despite the club having a topsy-turvy season under former boss Unai Emery.
He, however, felts there is a room for improvement if they want to become a competitive side in the league again.
"So far so good, I don’t think he is doing badly. Everybody loves him and he is trying to organise the team and also impose his own system," Kanu said.
“It’s always difficult when a new manager comes in because you want them (the players) to follow you in whatever you want to do.
“If you look at the games they have played so far, there have been a lot of draws which I think is making the team steady and when he gets things rights, the results will come," the former international said.
Arteta took over the helms of affairs at the Emirates Stadium after the sacking of his countryman Unai Emery following a torrid Premier League run.
The Spaniard has since brought Arsenal back on the right track, leading Gunners to seven games without defeat, though four of the games ended in a stalemate.
Arsenal are currently 10th on the Premier League table with 34 points.
Meanwhile, Kanu joined Arsenal in February 1998 for £4.15million and won a host of honours including the "Invincibles" under legendary Arsene Wenger before departing in 2004.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that Arsenal vs Newcastle ended 4-0 in favour of Mikel Arteta's side in an entertaining Premier League fixture played at the Emirates.
Four second-half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexander Lacazette were enough for the Gunners to dispatch the Magpies.