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Bergkamp Could Return To Arsenal

Bergkamp Could Return To Arsenal

The words 'world class' and 'legend' are frivolously bandied around these day without much thought to their meaning, in Dennis Bergkamp however, we have a player who is the epitome of both terms.

Bergkamp arrived in North London on the back of a fruitless and formless spell in Italy. Dennis went on to score 120 goals for the Gunners but that isn't the sole reason for his legendary status, oh no, Bergkamp's loyalty to Arsenal and the class he oozed both on and off the field (do you ever remember reading a Bergkamp quote in the press?) is the reason Arsenal fans go all misty eyed at the mere mention of his name.

So the juices have been set positively flowing at the thought of him returning home, which is something Bergy wouldn't say no to.

'I wouldn't rule out [working at Arsenal in some capacity].

'I really love this club and the country and I love working here. I would advise everyone to work in England, as a player or a coach, it just breathes football. It is fantastic for the game.

'I think when I first came it was a case that [there was a lack of technical ability]. Then a lot of foreign players came in and probably improved the game.

'Now I feel that there are foreign players who are coming in who aren't improving the game because you've got English players who are technically better.

'It has changed. If you only look at Arsenal for example, you have 16-year-olds with fantastic technique who came through the system so you must be doing something right.'

Arsene Wenger is well known for employing former players at his club, Steve Bould, Tony Adams, Martin Keown and Danny Karbassiyoon are just a couple of names to work for Arsene after retiring as a player, the addition of Bergkamp to that list would be most welcome by Arsenal fans ...... wouldn't it?

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Date:Thursday January 15 2009
Time: 8:53AM

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Great news. If he could only borrow his vision, touch and control to Diaby, the latter would be awesome.
15/01/2009 09:12:00
0 ball as well.
15/01/2009 09:15:00
Great to hear from the legend again, let alone this. But er, did Big Tone work for Arsene after he retired? I'd add the Grimster to that list, who's done well as a scout, uncovering Diaby and Sagna for example. Back to Bergkamp, yeah, just imagine how the likes of RvP, Ade, Vela, Theo, Eduardo, Cesc, Nasri, etc. could learn from him. That'd be even better than signing a new striker. (Sorry I'm salivating.)
15/01/2009 09:30:00
Yeah Tony did a bit of scouting for Arsene, he didn't last long though, he was asked what he was doing at a certain game and he just came out and told people which player he was watching for Arsenal .... lol .... he was never a very tactful person our Tone. I can't believe I forgot about The Grimster. Shame on me.
15/01/2009 09:37:00
Now he WAS a quality player and a great advert for bringing foreign players to the Prem.
The Fear
15/01/2009 09:43:00
How AWESOME would Theo and Ade be if they had Bergkamp's intelligence? Bloody world class I say!
15/01/2009 09:43:00
He's still learning his trade as a coach, so what better instruction could he get than from AW himself! A rare gentleman of the game. Open Arms Dennis!
15/01/2009 09:48:00
He certainly was JP, there aren't many foreign players who will be remembered in English football forever, but Dennis is one of them!!
15/01/2009 09:50:00
I can watch Bergy assist for Freddie against Juve all day, and still wonder how he did it, and never get bored!!
15/01/2009 09:51:00
I watched this interview with Bob Wilson on Arsenal TV. He was trying to make out that the Spin touch against Newcastle was easy and it was the only natural thing to do. No Dennis, you made it look easy because you are a great player. I have tried it a few times during games and although once i pulled of something which might of looked good, i didnt really mean it and i missed the shot afterwards.
15/01/2009 09:55:00
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