Kanu insists Arsenal need 'miracle' to claim 2018/19 Premier League title

Kanu insists Arsenal need 'miracle' to claim 2018/19 Premier League title

- Nwankwo Kanu says Arsenal new manager Unai Emery needs a 'miracle' to win the Premier League title

- The Spaniard since his arrival has brought in five new additions so far

- Kanu claimed two Premier League titles after joining Arsenal from Inter

Arsenal new boss Unai Emery must perform a "miracle" during the 2018/19 campaign to claim the Premier League in his first time of asking, says Gunners legend Nwankwo Kanu.

According to the BBC report, the ex-Paris St-Germain manager Emery, who took over from Arsene Wenger after 22 years at the Premier League side, stressed that success in the new campaign must involve "battling for every title".

The former Sevilla boss has brought in five new additions since his arrival in May but Kanu insists the Emirates dwellers must be patient despite their sixth spot finish last term.

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"If it happens and they win the league, it's a miracle," the Nigerian was quoted as saying.

"It takes time for the newcomers, the new signings, to adapt. We have to allow time for him to bring his own style and the way he wants to play."

Kanu, fondly known and addressed as Papilo in his hey days, ensured Arsenal claimed two league titles during five years spell at the club and was part of the undefeated 'Invincibles' squad in 2003-04 season.

Thereafter, Arsenal are yet to lay another claim to the Premier League silverware since then.

"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," Kanu said.

"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."

At the last count, Emery has brought in Uruguay international Lucas Torreira for £26m, alongside shot-stopper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus, Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund and 19-year-old midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient.

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"He's been signing new, good players. They're more defensive, and not allowing goals, which is good.

"They have to know how to win games, even if it's 1-0. All they need is the three points,” Kanu submitted.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that after Arsenal defeated 6-5 on penalties after playing 1-1 during normal regulation period in the International Champions Cup.

Some fans are reportedly tired of Alvaro Morata's misfiring and have called on the club to sell the Spanish forward.

Antonio Rudiger opened scoring for the Stamford Bridge side in the opening five minutes of the game While Alexandre Lacazette late minute strike saved Unai Emery's blushes and stretch the game into penalties - which the north Londoners side eventually won.

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