Son of Arsenal legend fails to land an Arsenal contract after trials

Arsenal fans will forever be grateful to Dennis Bergkamp for what the Dutch attacker helped their club to achieve.

He remains a cult hero with most Arsenal fans and it will have been an amazing sight if his son had followed in his footsteps to play for the Gunners.

The club offered 22-year-old Mitchel Bergkamp the opportunity to play for the team that his dad enjoyed so much success with, but he couldn’t earn a contract.

Goal.com is claiming Mitchel was on trial at Arsenal for around a week, but he was unable to impress the club’s coaches enough to earn a deal.

He had been training with Steve Bould’s under23 side in hopes of earning an Arsenal contract.

But his performances weren’t good enough for the managers to offer him one.

That means the club’s fans will have to wait and see if Bergkamp senior can return to the Emirates in a backroom capacity before they will see a Bergkamp at their club again.

Mitchel played last season at Dutch second-tier side, Amere City and he had been hoping that he could land an Arsenal deal to further his career in a more high-profile league.

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9 Comments

  1. Goonerboy says:

    Thank goodness Wenger is not in charge, he would have offered him a contract…lol

    On a serious note though, now is not the time to gamble on any player as the club is still struggling financially, maybe we would have signed him on a short contract if not for the pandemic. But if he can’t make it in Holland, how can he make it here?

  2. durand says:

    Can Dennis still create scoring opportunities? We’re desperate here for someone to create something, anything that could possibly lead to a goal. Preferably not crosses, because right now our strikers couldn’t find a cross if they had radar and runway lights to guide them in.

  3. Declan says:

    Certainly looks like his dad.

    1. Sue says:

      Mini Beavis 😜

  4. ken1945 says:

    It must be really hard to have a father like Dennis and trying to follow in his footsteps.

    The name Bergkamp conjures up nigh on complete perfection on the football pitch and Mitchel must have had come up against that, when pursuing his own dream.
    Imagine coming to the club where his father was idolized and then to be told that he hadn’t made it himself.

    Good luck to Mitchel and I hope this doesn’t sour the relationship with Dennis and the club.

  5. Zion says:

    He is good

  6. Loose Cannon says:

    Hope it wont be another Ibra or CR7 or Messi or the n number we failed to sign or transferred for peanuts like Benacer or Gnarby or Mollen. Trust the coaches have done their job without prejudice. Good luck to Mitchel, hope you bloom to be in your own way another CR7 or Ibra or still better your legendry dad.

  7. gunnerforlife says:

    Very sad. Would have been glad to see the Legends son play for us. What a fantastic gem of a player his Father was, words will not suffice to explain his performance. Good luck Mitchell, your Father gave us so much happiness we will never ever forget.

  8. SA Gunner says:

    In all probability if he hasn’t been signed up by a top team at the age of 22 it won’t happen. Its not the end of the road for him he could very well become a fantastic complete human being outside of football. His father is a football legend ,it would be a very burden to have to live up to those expectations and standards

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