Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has hailed former Super Eagles captain, Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha.
According to the Frenchman, Super Eagles legend, Okocha is ‘one of the most skillful’ players he has ever seen.
Okocha who is the current chairman of the Delta State Football Association, played against Arsenal during his time with English Premiership club, Bolton Wanderers and Wenger has revealed that Jay Jay Okocha was a delight to watch.
According to Sporting Life newspaper, Arsene Wenger ran into Jay Jay Okocha at the Arsenal training ground and scream, “oh my God Jay Jay what are you doing here? are you here to sign a contract with me?”
Wenger later told the newspaper that; “Jay Jay remains one of the best and skillful players that has ever played in the English Premier League. He was a delight to watch and a dream player of any coach. I wanted him then, but the situation was not conducive at that time.”
Last month, Arsene Wenger, vowed to work with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to help with football advancement in the country and many sport lovers have welcomed the development.