Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu has completely rejected the move by his former club to appoint Mikel Arteta saying the 37-year-old does not have the experience to turn around the Gunners’ poor season.
Arteta is expected to be announced as Arsenal’s new manager ahead of the Gunners’ Premier League clash away to Everton on Saturday.
With Arsenal having just one win in 12 matches and struggling in 10th place in the Premier League, the former Nigeria international doubts whether Arteta is the right man to have an impact on a flailing campaign.
“I know every fan is disappointed with the games the club have been playing of late,” Kanu told the News Agency of Nigeria.
“This is not the same Arsenal people used to know. But, all the same, we can still turn it around.
“It is clear that Arsenal are not where they are supposed to be, they have to change a lot of things and ensure that they return to the basics.”
Kanu played for Arsenal during Gunners’ best years under Arsene Wenger between 1999 and 2004, winning two Premier League titles and two FA Cups.
And he added: “We need a strong hand to bring back the glorious days of Arsenal.”