Former Arsenal player and goal scorer extraordinaire, Ian Wright, has claimed that another Gunners legend, Dennis Bergkamp, wanted to come to the Emirates as a coach but was turned down by Arsene Wenger. Wright also called for the resignation of some board members and a move to bring David Dein back to the club.
Wright was as shocked as the rest of us by the defeat, and the manner of it, by Bradford last night, and he believes that enough is enough and some drastic changes should be made. The former striker also seems to have joined the growing ranks of Gooners who have lost faith in Wenger and his ability to turn the poor current form around.
“I think a few board members would have to go for David Dein to come back. Please God that happens.
“Wenger turned DB10 away! Threatened by his popularity I think. Dennis wanted to coach Wenger said no!”
Bergkamp was offered a scouting role at Arsenal a few years back but wanted to travel and spend time with his family. Since then he has gone back into football, taken his coaching badges and is now assistant to Frank de Boer at the Dutch champions Ajax. One of the best strikers ever, Bergkamp would have been amazed at the performances of Gervinho and Chamakh last night and could surely help them to improve.
Wright was asked via Twitter whether he felt that Arsenal are in danger of slipping out of the top four this season and becoming a mid-table club, and if so would the fault lie with Wenger.
“This could be the start of that scenario! And he has brought us to it!”