Former Invincible admits eyeing Arsenal role

Dennis Bergkamp has admitted that he is eyeing a return to the Premier League as a manager, with Arsenal his preferred destination.

The former forward spent 11 years in North London, and his time with the club will go down in history thanks to the statue of him outside the newly built Emirates Stadium.

Bergkamp was of course part our Invincibles campaign of 2004, where he helped our side to go the entire Premier League season without a single loss, and that season is one that will never be forgotten.

Dennis is now eyeing further glory with our side, as he looks to coach the club in the future, although he admits that he isn’t quite ready to take up such a role currently.

“When the time is right, I’d love to go back and get a role somewhere,” he told FourFourTwo.

“At the moment we’re great in Holland. I’ve got a young family and have been out of coaching for a little while now. But I must admit, I have the urge to go on the pitch again and help, whether it’s with the technical or coaching staff.

“It might be a bit too early, but you never know. We’ll see what comes my way.”

The former number 9 goes onto add that when he is ready to make his return, Arsenal would be his destination of choice.

“At the moment there hasn’t been any contact about that, but as soon as I make my decision, let’s see what happens,” Bergkamp said.

“Of course it would be ideal at Arsenal – I spent 11 years there and have a good feeling with the club.”

Bergkamp was then asked if he would like to coach alongside one of his former team-mates one day, to which he replied:“I follow how they’re doing from afar. It’s a shame that MLS stopped after Thierry took a job there, and Patrick is doing well at Nice.

“I’m really interested in Mikel Arteta and how he’s doing at Arsenal, as there have been signs that he wants to change their philosophy. It looked good in the few matches I watched earlier in the year.

“But my future, who knows? In football, one day is not the same as the other.”

Would Arsenal be interested in bringing back other former players as coaches following the success of Mikel Arteta thus far? Could Bergkamp possibly work with the current boss?


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  1. I would love him back at Arsenal, although I can’t see him as the manager type though.

  2. Sorry off topic admin but can you post a picture of the new home shirt which Arsenal revealed a little while ago. I really like it. Thank you.

      1. Thanks admin but Arsenal have officially launched pictures of Auba and Laca on top of the Emirates stadium and they look far better.

        1. Someone responded (on twitter) to Tierney’s picture in the new kit….. with a cartoon of him with his middle finger up on one hand and holding a tesco bag in the other…it’s hilarious, well worth a look, Declan!

          It is a nice shirt – we’ll see it on Sunday 😉

  3. Bergkamp is the type of Manager that I’d prefer. He understands Arsenal and its culture more than Arteta. Besides that, Holland plays similar football to that of Arsenal. I’d love if he can partner with Vieira

  4. He is my all time favourite in Arsenal with all respect to King Henry, but I do not see where he fits. I won’t like to change Arteta by another 1st time manager and probably any manager.
    Can he join backroom staff, scout or manage U23? It would be great to have him around.

  5. Since he has interest in coaching us, can we get rid of the failed experiment called Mikel Arteta and announce his signing after the FA cup? An invincible on and off the pitch, not the kind of personality like Arteta.

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