Kanu Nwankwo has said his success with Arsenal paved way for more African footballers to play and thrive in the English Premier League.

The former Super Eagles skipper joined the Gunners in 1999 and helped Arsene Wenger’s men lift two Premier League trophies, two FA Cups during his five-year at the club where he boasts of 44 goals in 198 games.

February 18 marks his 17th anniversary of signing for the club, and the 39-year-old has fond memories of his time in north London.

Before hanging his soccer boots, Kanu also featured for Portsmouth and West Bromwich Albion.