Kanu: Aubameyang can provide the ‘miracle’ Arsenal need to be contenders


Former Gunners star Nwankwo Kanu believes it will take “a miracle” for Arsenal to win this season’s Premier League – but in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang they have a player capable of delivering that miracle.

Speaking at the launch of Petrolex Kanu Cup 2018, the legends match raising funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation, taking place at The Hive Stadium on September 30, Kanue told the Press Association, Kanu urged patience with new manager Unai Emery.

“It takes time for the newcomers, the new signings, to adapt, but if it happens and they win the league it’s a miracle – I wish that would happen.

“The only thing the fans want is for them to win the league.

“For the new manager it’s going to be a very big challenge; the fans want them to perform in the league in his first year, which is always difficult for a new coach.

“First, second or third is successful. It’s a very big club – coming into a big club you need a trophy, so if you don’t win the league, you need to win the others. It’s hard, but that’s what you expect of a coach of that stature and a big club.

“Aubameyang’s very, very good. Last season was his first season; now he has adjusted to the Premier League. He’s been playing very well with the new coach and his team-mates; this season is going to be his season, if he works for it.

“They have other players who can also do that, but if he can perform, if it’s a good season for him, they have a chance to win the league.”

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