There has been quite a lot said about the former Arsenal star Dennis Bergkamp in recent days, because the weekend marked the 20th anniversary of our incredibly talented Dutch master signing for the Gunners. The praise for the forward has been fulsome, with another former star Paul Merson going as far as telling Sky Sports that the Dutchman is the best ever to wear the Arsenal shirt.
That may be and there is little doubt that we would love to have him back in the current side, but I also feel that he is not really what we need at the minute. Bergkamp changed Arsenal in his time at Highbury, bringing some much needed craft and guile to a strong side and starting us down the road that Arsene Wenger has kept on.
However, Arsenal now have those Bergkamp attributes in spades, with amazing and technically gifted players like Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky, Mesut Ozil and even the flicks and tricks of Olivier Giroud up front. What we really need now is another player like Thierry Henry, a goal scorer and killer of opposition to put the finishing touch on all that creativity.
Could Theo Walcott be that player? Or Alexis? Or can Wenger find one in the transfer market?