The first African player to play for Arsenal FC was Brendon Batson. He played for Arsenal from 1971 until 1974, and played for Cambridge United after.
There are no current Arsenal players who were born in Senegal or hold Senegalese nationality.
Most likely Kanu.
Selestin babayahro is the first Nigeria player to in english premier league(chelsea)
Selestin babayahro is the first nigeria player to in english premier league(chelsea)
By my count there were 45 players born in an Asian country that were on 40 man active rosters in the 2008 season: Masao Kida - Tokyo, Japan Akinori Iwamura - Ehime, Japan Shigetoshi Hasegawa - Kobe, Japan Kazuhisa Ishii - Chiba, Japan Dave Roberts - Okinawa, Japan Akinori Otsuka - Chiba, Japan Ichiro Suzuki - Kasugai, Japan Tomo Ohka - Kyoto, Japan Michael Nakamura - Nara, Japan Hideki Matsui - Ishikawa, Japan Stephen Randolph - Okinawa, Japan Keiichi Yabu - Mie, Japan Shingo Takatsu - Hiroshima, Japan Kazuhito Tadano - Tokyo, Japan Norihiro Nakamura - Osaka, Japan Tadahito Iguchi - Tokyo, Japan Kaz Matsui - Osaka, Japan Takashi Saito - Miyagi, Japan Hiroki Kuroda - Osaka, Japan Daisuke Matsuzaka - Tokyo, Japan Kenji Johjima - Sasebo, Japan So Taguchi - Hyogo Prefecture, Japan Hideo Nomo - Osaka, Japan Hideki Okajima - Kyoto, Japan Kei Igawa - Oarai, Japan Masahide Kobayashi - Yamanashi, Japan Kosuke Fukudome - Osaki, Japan Masumi Kuwata - Osaka, Japan Kazuo Fukumori - Miyakonojo, Japan Tom Mastny - East Bontang, Indonesia Chan Ho Park - Kongju, South Korea Sun Woo Kim - Inchon, South Korea Byung-Hyun Kim - Kwangsan-Ku Songjungdong, South Korea Jung Bong - Seoul, South Korea Hee-Seop Choi - Chun-Nam, South Korea Shin-Soo Choo - Pusan, South Korea Dae-Sung Koo - Daejeon, South Korea Cha Seung Baek - Busan, South Korea Tommy Phelps - Seoul, South Korea Jae Kuk Ryu - Choon Chung Do, South Korea Chin-Feng Chen - Tainan City, Taiwan Chin-lung Hu - Tainan City, Taiwan Hong-Chih Kuo - Tainan City, Taiwan Chin-hui Tsao - Hua-Lien, Taiwan Chien-Ming Wang - Tainan, Taiwan
There is no Indian footballer who has played in the English premier league
Manchester Cities Michelle Vonk in 1992, was the first Dutchman to score in the English premier league.
Alan Shearer is the only player to score 200 goals in the English Premier League, he finished his career with 260 goals in the league.