Podolski receives shirt number of ex-Arsenal hero Kanu at Inter Milan

Lukas Podolski will wear an Inter Milan once assigned to former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu.

Arsenal star Lukas Podolski clinched a loan move to Inter Milan this week, and where he will aim to help the team improve on their position 11th in Serie A.

The German was convinced to move by Roberto Mancini after spending almost the entire season so far on the bench, failing to start a single Premier League game.

He has been handed the number 11 shirt at the Italian giants, following in the footsteps of a former Arsenal hero.

Nwankwo Kanu wore the 11 shirt for Inter in the late 90s, but did not enjoy much success at the San Siro.

He played only 12 games, scoring once, after discovering a heart defect and had to undergo surgery.

The Nigerian signed for Arsenal in 1999, a move which saw him become an often invaluable contributor and scorer of a sensational hat-trick against Chelsea.

Podolski will hope naturally for better fortune at Inter. Previous recent incumbents of the number 11 shirt include Ricky Alvarez, Sulley Muntari, Andrea Pirlo and Dejan Stankovic.

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