Arsene Wenger open to a potential Arsenal return for Dennis Bergkamp
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he wouldn't be opposed to Dennis Bergkamp returning to the Gunners in a coaching capacity
Arsene Wenger says he is open to the idea of Dennis Bergkamp sealing an Arsenal return in a coaching capacity in the future.
The Gunners legend oversaw his statue’s unveiling outside Emirates Stadium on Saturday ahead of Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over Sunderland.
I am not against it one day
Bergkamp, who scored 120 goals in 423 appearances for the north London side, is currently working as Frank De Boer’s assistant at Ajax.
And Wenger refused to rule out the former Netherlands international returning to Arsenal in the future.
“I am not against it one day,” Wenger said.
“One, he has the qualities, but you need to have the need as well because we have a big staff already.
“He is now at two clubs that made Dennis Bergkamp. The first, and certainly the most important one, is Ajax. He is at Ajax now and a coach there. The second club that is important in his life is Arsenal. Maybe that will be the next step!”
Bergkamp spoke of his pride at the new statue at The Emirates, which commemorates the forward’s illustrious 11-year career at the north London side.
“I am just so honoured and today makes me very proud,” said Bergkamp. “It is great to come back today and see everyone at Arsenal again.
“Everyone knows that I love Arsenal and I had such a great time at the club. The fans, the staff and my team mates were fantastic.
“The team was also amazing and we had a lot of success over the years. For me and my family it was such an important and enjoyable period in our lives.
“This is such a special moment to come back today and be honoured in this way.”