Nwankwo Kanu rolled back the years with a superb hat-trick as Arsenal legends saw off AC Milan legends 4-2.
Nwankwo Kanu rolled back the years with a hat-trick as Arsenal legends saw off AC Milan legends 4-2 at the Emirates on Saturday.
A sell-out crowd was in north London to see their Gunners favorites, including Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg, Emmanuel Petit and Nigel Winterburn, managed by Arsene Wenger for the match in aid of The Arsenal Foundation.
Nigerian Kanu broke the deadlock on 27 minutes, climbing highest to nod home Petit's cross.
The Emirates crowd sang "Wenger, sign him up", but Milan pulled level just before the interval through Christian Vieri.
Kanu restored Arsenal's lead in the second half with another well-placed header from Luis Boa Morte's free-kick, and grabbed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after Pires was brought down in the area.
Robert Pires (right) also scored in the victory at the Emirates
Pires got on the score sheet himself from Ljungberg's cross, a partnership which helped Arsenal to the Premier League title in 2002 and 2004.
Jens Lehmann saved a late penalty from Vieri, but the Italian knocked home the rebound to complete the afternoon's scoring.
The match raised £1m for The Arsenal Foundation to build and renovate pitches for Children.