Alexis Sanchez equals Nigeria legend Kanu Nwankwo’s Arsenal record
The Chilean and Arsenal hitman Alexis Sanchez equalled a record jointly held by the legendary Nigerian forward Kanu Nwankwo when he scored against FC Koln
, Sanchez and Kanu are two of only eight Arsenal players to have found the net in both of Europe’s major continental competitions.”Opta report”
Kanu never achieved continental success under Wenger, he was a Champions League winner with Ajax in 1995, and also claimed the Uefa Cup with Internazionale three years later.
During Kanu’s six seasons at Arsenal, he competed in Europe on five occasions—amassing 53 appearances and scoring six goals.
the duo, Lee Dixon, Marc Overmars, Ray Parlour, Freddie Ljungberg, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry all also netted in both the UEL and the UCL during their careers.
During Kanu’s six seasons at Arsenal, he competed in Europe on five occasions, making 53 appearances and scoring six goals.Dilypost added”.
The goal was Alexis’s first in the Europa League, despite having previously featured in the competition on nine occasions for Udinese.
Intriguingly, his strike ensures he joins an elite ground of Arsenal players—including Nigeria great Nwankwo Kanu—who have struck in both the Champions League and the Europa League/Uefa Cup.
Many Gunners fans will surely have feared that they’d never again see the Chilean superstar turn out for Arsene Wenger’s side again following incessant rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City during the summer.
tthe South American attacker would have been taking part in Manchester City’s rout of Watford on Saturday, rather than preparing for the Gunners’ showdown with Chelsea on Sunday.
The Super Eagles legend Scored in both the Champions League and the Uefa Cup during his first Arsenal career, scoring against Barcelona in the UCL group stage, and then netted against Deportivo La Coruna and Racing Club de Lens after the Gunners dropped into the secondary competition.