- Kanu Nwankwo spent five seasons at Arsenal before joining Portsmouth
- The Nigerian won two Premier League titles among other domestic silverware
- The duo shared the dressing room for just one season before the former Champions League winner moved to Portsmouth
- The Spaniard made a bad impression when he newly joined the club after making a tackle that got the Nigerian icon really angry
Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has recalled how he made a bad tackle on Nigerian legend Kanu Nwankwo when he newly joined Arsenal.
The Spaniard said he was trying to impress the stars he met at the north London side but his action got the ex-Super Eagles forward furious.
Fabregas joined the Gunners at the age of 16 in 2003 and he became one of their best players during his reign at the club.
The 33-year-old recounted this experience during an Instagram live broadcast with former Thierry Henry, saying he was trying to make an impression with the manager present.
“My first training when I joined Arsenal, I was all in my head trying to impress and I made a tackle on Kanu and he was so upset with me,”
“When you’re young, sometimes you don’t think; you just want to go there and prove yourself without realising that you’re playing alongside World Cup winners.
They shared the dressing for just one season before the former Ajax man joined Portsmouth in 2004.
Nwankwo was part of the Arsenal invincible team that won the Premier League without losing a single match.
The Spaniard scored 57 goals and provided 92 assists in 304 appearances for the North London club during his eight-year reign at the club.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsene Wenger has snubbed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and named Nwankwo Kanu as his best January signing for Arsenal.
Kanu joined Arsenal from Serie A side Inter Milan in a deal valued at £4.15 million deal in February 1999 and went on to become a huge success at the north London club.
During his stay with the Gunners, the former Nigerian international helped Arsenal win two Premier League titles and two FA Cups before he left to sign for West Brom five years later.