Arsenal Legend Tells Arsenal To Be Like Chelsea

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Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu has told his former side to emulate Chelsea following the appointment of club legend Frank Lampard as the new Chelsea manager.

Arsene Wenger stepped down from his role as Arsenal manager after the 2017/18 season and the club went on to appoint Unai Emery.

For Chelsea, the Blues chose to replace departed Maurizio Sarri with Lampard who spent 13 years at the club and is one of the best players to have featured for the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Kanu has admitted he’s excited to see former players take on jobs with their club and has backed Lampard to do well at the job, while also telling his old side Arsenal to follow suit.

“It’s a wonderful one. We wish things of such to be happening to former players. And to see a former player become a coach, we all have to be happy for him,” Kanu told Goal.

“I wish that Arsenal is still going to do the same because as it is now, we need the former players to come in. Those who have really done well for the club, know how the club is and to bring the club back to where it used to be.

“He [Lampard] is going to bring his experience, he knows [Chelsea] in and out, he knows what they are lacking and I believe that was why they gave him the post.

“If he doesn’t know the club, if he doesn’t know what he is doing, I don’t think they will offer him that kind of opportunity.

“So for me, it’s going to be something different and new knowing that he played there and he went into coaching not quite long.”

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