Kanu opened the scoring for the Arsenal Legends in the 27th minute but Vieri equalised for the AC Milan Legends six minutes to the end of the first half.
Kanu scored his 2nd in the 72nd minute to give Arsenal a 2-1 lead. In the 81st minute, Kanu completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot to give Arsenal a 3-1 lead.
With four minutes left, Pires got on the score sheet to make it 4-1.
And in the 89th minute, Vieri halved the deficit to end the game 4-2.
Highlights included Martin Keown begging Arsene Wenger to bring him on throughout the match and Nigel Winterburn squaring up to Paolo Di Canio in a mock incident of when the Italian confronted a referee against
Sheffield Wednesday in September 1998.
Robert Pires, Freddie Ljungberg and Kolo Toure all featured for the home side while Wenger and Fabio Capello took charge of the respective squads in a match which is expected to raise £1 million for the Arsenal Foundation’s
mission to build pitches for children in London, Jordan and Somalia.
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