This is a list of the top 5 African players who are involved with Arsenal and Liverpool.
5. Kolo Toure
Toure was a part of the ‘Invincibles’ squad that went on a 49-game unbeaten run in the 2003-04 season.
He was a solid and commanding presence in the heart of defence, and, in 2009, moved to Manchester City at the height of his powers, spending four years there.
He was one of the first pieces that were put together to form the dominant City outfit to which we have become accustomed.
The ex-centre-back is currently Leicester City assistant manager under his ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.
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4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang has been a model of goalscoring consistency since arriving at Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.
In Germany, he was named Bundesliga Player of the Year and knocked Robert Lewandowski off his perch to win the Golden Boot in the 2016-17 season, with a superb return of 31 goals.
English defences have fared little better than their German counterparts when it comes to keeping Auba at bay, and at the time of writing, the reigning Premier League top scorer has 52 goals in 82 Premier League outings for the Gunners.
He’s unlikely to win anything in North London, but no one can deny his goalscoring impact in England.
3. Sadio Mane
Since moving to Liverpool from Southampton, Mane has proved that he firmly belongs at one of the world’s major clubs.
He was the Reds’ Player of the Season during his first season, despite missing the end of the campaign due to injury and being absent during the Africa Cup of Nations, and was influential as they’ve reached two Champions League finals, winning the title last season.
After winning the Golden Boot last season with 22 goals, Mane has clinched a Premier League winner’s medal this season, and is a bona fide legend at Anfield.
2. Mohamed Salah
Salah has been one of the continent’s outstanding African players in recent years, and is a two-time Caf African Footballer of the Year.
The forward is yet to win anything with the Reds, but he played a critical role in their run to the UCL final last term, and broke records aplenty during his maiden season on Merseyside.
Like Mane, Salah has ended this campaign with a league winner’s medal
1. Nwankwo Kanu
The two-time African Footballer of the Year overcame adversity early in his career to become a fan favourite at Arsenal, arguably Nigeria’s greatest player of all time and one of the most decorated Africans in history.
Few could match the technique and unpredictability which made him a hero in North London, and he won two titles and two FA Cups with the Gunners.