Do Arsenal need this club legend BACK to help Wenger and strikers?

There are a few bones of contention among the Arsenal fanbase, with the perennial argument between the Wenger Out Brigade and the Arsene Knows Best faction usually the biggest of them all. For the last few years, though, this has been given a close run by the debate over our strikers.

The Chile international Alexis Sanchez does not really come into it, even though he did not have the same impact last season we accept that there were reasons for that. But there are always questions about the quality and influence that the likes of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck can have for Arsenal over the course of a season.

It is by no means a clear cut situation, as Giroud and Walcott in particular can blow so hot and cold. Take last season as a prime example, because just at the halfway point of the season when the big Frenchman was on fire and was well on the way to proving all the doubters wrong once and for all, it all turned around and Giroud then endured his worst period since joining the Gunners.

The same is true of Theo, who has showed us often in the past that he can be deadly in front of goal and almost unplayable at times, but then he can look second rate and it is all so frustrating. So what to do about it? Rather than giving up on these clearly talented players, how about bringing someone in to help them?

And who better to do it that the club legend Dennis Bergkamp, especially after reading his words about what he does on the coaching side of things for Ajax these days. The Dutchman clearly has a passion for getting the best out of attacking players and especially strikers and I cannot think of anyone more suited to helping out the Arsenal forwards.

Bergkamp told Arsenal Player, “I’ve been in coaching now about seven or eight years, or nine maybe, but the best thing for me is being on the pitch, especially with the strikers, that’s my kind of thing, to teach them the details of football.

“How to control a ball, how to shoot a ball, how to pass it, how to look for other players. That’s my main thing, my ambition is not to be a head coach, to be the top coach, but more our work now in the coaching staff and play my part within the room.

“I’m giving my opinion and tell them how I feel about it, but in the end there is a head coach who decides what’s happening and my part is more on the pitch with the players, especially the strikers.

“The first thing when I watch English football is I want to see Arsenal, I want to see how they are doing,” he added. “I played 11 years at Arsenal and I tried to give something back to the players that I’m teaching now.

“I want to teach them the mentality and the way English football is and how we used to play at Arsenal and what the coaches would say, what Arsène Wenger would say.

“How the players would play and would approach me and visa versa, that’s what I try to bring to [Ajax] as well.”

Do you think that our former striker could help the current crop with their form and consistency?


Tags Bergkamp Giroud Walcott


  1. It would be great to have the master technician coaching at Arsenal.

    The question is, why isn’t he already here?

  2. To me,this is quite ridiculous…
    Now, Wenger was the one that brought the best outta Bergkamp himself..

    What best is left in Giroud and Walcott to begin with, Giroud is already a pensioneer…
    What more can Walcott offer…

    Bergkamp even said he will tell them what Wenger would have told them,would you need Bergkamp for to caoch RVP..

    The fact is these two players can’t offer more than what they are offering even if they are coached by the football God himself…

    If the article had suggested Bergkamp for even Sanogo,Akpom and other promising strikers,that’s reasonable…but Giroud and Walcott???? Ridiculous!

  3. I’d want one of the invisible to take over from Wenger. DB would be just perfect to do that.

    1. he just said that he doesnt want to be the head coach/manager 😛 no i get what you mean but i dont think that it will happen.. sadly.. imo he is a much better choice than TH14

  4. Not sure how many of the worlds
    best strikers came from Ajax.
    Messi Ronaldi Lewa
    Auba Aguero Suarez
    Neymar Higuian Meuller
    All coached by Bergkamp at Ajax were they?

  5. Giroud is a decent striker, but not the top quality we need, and Walcott does not blow hot and cold…just mostly cold! Realistically, because of their age, you cannot improve these players. One can only make a real difference when players are much younger, and at the learning stage. Another factor about top players is that some are just naturally talented, and no amount of training or expect advice will get others to that level.

    OT – Good luck for anyone who voted in the EU referendum today. I think having a referendum for Arsene Wenger is probably the only hope of ever having a different manager!

  6. I read Wenger doesn’t like confrontation so I would guess that DB10 might not be the best one to help with CF, someone like Wrighty tho… He would get in Girouds face shouting at him then turn round and slap Theo across the face and tell him to grow up.

    It is easy to pick faults with some stuff Wrighty says but if you listen to him he has a very good understanding and I think he could have a lot to offer… Plus as I said,I cant imagine Wrighty avoiding confrontation if and when needed.

  7. Bergkamp would be an asset to any club except Arsenal. Wenger doesn`t need any help or advice that`s been obvious or many years otherwise Dein would be there. Wenger wouldn`t even accept J.C. if he were available.

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