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Ahmed Musa reveals why he supported Arsenal

Ahmed Musa has admitted that he started supporting Arsenal while growing up, because Kanu Nwankwo played for the Gunners.

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The Super Eagles forward, joined Premier League champions Leicester City this summer in a club-record deal and reveals Kanu influenced his decision to play in England.

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“I grew up as an Arsenal fan, all because of Nwankwo Kanu,” Musa told The Guardian.

“Kanu is like a role model for me. I got to know him when I started playing in the national team. He’s like a hero in Nigeria.

“We always have contact with each other and I spoke to him before I came to Leicester. I was in Russia and he called me, because he always advises me what to do.

“He told me that I would enjoy it in the Premier League and England, that it was a nice place.”

Musa, who has hardly featured for the Foxes this season, insists he needs time to adapt to English football.

“We [Musa and Vardy] haven’t tried yet so I can’t say now who is the quickest. But I tell you this – we’re going to have a race one day,” he continued.

“My friends called me Cristiano Ronaldo because I was playing on the wing and they thought I had a little bit of speed like him.

“The Premier League is much faster than Russia – there is so much running here – but I think within a few games I will be able to adapt.

“Whenever the manager decides, I’ll be ready to play and give 100%.”

Leicester host Southampton this Sunday.

3 Comments on Ahmed Musa reveals why he supported Arsenal

  1. Up Gunner

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  2. Nothing do you Musa

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  3. Arsenal for life

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