Arsene Wenger has hailed Nwankwo Kanu was his best
mid-season signing for Arsenal, while snubbing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Frenchman brought in Aubameyang in January 2018, but
Wenger only enjoyed his performances at close quarters for six months before
And despite the Gabon international’s goalscoring exploits
since, Wenger has named Kanu as his best winter window signing.
The former Nigeria international signed from Inter Milan for
£4.15 million in February 1999, helping the club to two Premier League titles
and two FA Cups.
When asked to name his best January signing, Wenger told
beIN Sports: "What a difficult question. Over 20 years… maybe Kanu.
"In the middle of the season, that had a big impact and
was a huge player."
Wenger continued by saying that he is against the idea of a
January transfer window and that clubs should start and finish the season with
the same players.
"I think it is like a race in a marathon where you
change the shoes half way," Wenger added.
"It is not right, when once you have started the
season, you have to finish the season with the same players. Or you keep it
open the whole season like it was when I arrived in England. They have chosen a
rule that is not right."
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