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Former vice chairman of Arsenal David Dein says former Super Eagles captain,Nwankwo Kanu is the most famous player Nigeria has produced adding that it was Kanu that made Nigerians that fell in the love with the Gunners.
“The most famous is Nwankwo Kanu, and a fantastic player, extraordinary talent,”Dein said in a chat with the Nigeria Football Federation YouTube channel.
“And of course when he came he brought with him so many Nigerian fans and a lot of Nigerian people now are fans of Arsenal because of Kanu.
“He did a great job, he was loved by all the English fans here and of course around the world because of his skill, quite unusual.”
Dein is convinced Arsenal will sign more Nigerian players in the coming years if Nigerians support the NFF President Amaju Pinnick, to make sure he does his work properly.
“I ‘m delighted that he (Kanu ) is one of your ambassadors, that’s quite right, so it should be. He has got a lot to contribute and he’s such a nice guy.
“You will see over the years more players coming through, hope we have a few good Nigerian players coming through,” he added.