Gunners sign Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu Arsenal FC today announce the signing of Nigerian international Nwankwo Kanu from Inter Milan for an undisclosed fee.

Kanu (22) who can play in midfield or as a striker, successfully completed a rigorous medical yesterday.

Although he suffered a career threatening setback, Kanu featured in last year's 1998 World Cup finals in France. He has 11 international caps for Nigeria and captained the side to an Olympic Gold medal in Atlanta in 1996.

Kanu has already achieved a number of honours including three championship medals and a Champions League winners' medal (1995) with Ajax. He was also voted African Player of the year in 1996.

Manager Arsène Wenger said: "Kanu is a welcome addition to the squad. Although his chances have been limited with Internazionale, he will be a great asset for us as he has already proved his talent at Club and international level."

Kanu will wear the number 25 shirt.


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