Arsenal have had some amazing players from African under Arsene Wenger. Kolo Toure, Adebayor and the man who made the third most substitute appearances in Premier League history. Kanu.
Kanu signed for Arsenal in 1999 from Inter Milan and made an eventful debut in the FA Cup against Sheffield United. With the game poised at 1-1, United goalie Alan Kelly kicked the ball out of play. When Ray Parlour threw it back Kanu chased the ball down and crossed for Marc Overmars to score.
Sheffield United manager Steve Bruce was p1ssed off but Arsene Wenger made good of the whole affair and offered to replay the match, which Arsenal eventually won.
Kanu scored 37 goals for Arsenal in 119 appearances (mainly from the subs bench). His goal captured the imagination. The hat trick v Chelsea, the flick against Boro and this goal against Deportivo when he scored without taking a shot.
Kanu had a long international career from Nigeria spanning 16 years from 1994-2010. The highlight was winning the Olympics in 1996 with a team filled with Championship Manager legends.
In his time playing for Nigeria they were sponsored by Nike and had some amazing shirts including this 2000 Nigeria shirt.
The shirt is made by Nike and has the number 4 on the front with big collar and Super Eagles crest. We love it.