Former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has revealed why Super Eagles legend Nwankwo Kanu got angry with him during their at the North London outfit.
The 33-year-old Spain international who currently plays for Monaco in the French Ligue 1, joined Premier League giant as a teenager in 2003 from Barcelona and was highly rated by manager Arsene Wenger, but largely unknown to the more established Gunners stars.
According to Fabregas, while trying to impress the legendary French coach and his teammates in his first training at the North London club, he tackled Kanu, which made the two-time African Player of the Year unhappy as the World Cup winner told Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, during an Instagram live video.
“My first training when I joined Arsenal, I was all in my head trying to impress, and I made a tackle on Kanu, and he was so upset with me,”
“When you are young, sometimes you do not think; you just want to go there and prove yourself without realising that you are playing alongside World Cup winners.
“At that moment you just want to do your best, and most times, the passion gets the best out of you.”
Both players featured for Arsenal for one season before Kanu left for Portsmouth in 2004, after spending five years at the club.
Fabregas went on to become a club legend at Arsenal, scoring 57 goals and registering 92 assists in 304 appearances before he left the club for Barcelona in 2011.