Dennis Bergkamp to be honoured with Arsenal statue
Arsenal set to honour club legend Dennis Bergkamp with a statue outside the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal legend and current Ajax coach Dennis Bergkamp is set to have his own statue outside the Emirates Stadium.
The club already have statues of three legends - Thierry Henry, Tony Adams and Herbert Chapman - which were put up outside the stadium in December 2011. And plans indicate Arsenal are set to add another in the summer.
It is reported that the statue will be of Dennis Bergkamp controlling the football, something that he did so well back in his time at the club. The announcement is likely to please many Arsenal fans as they consider him a huge legend at the club.
The Dutchman spent 11 years at Arsenal after signing from Inter Milan for £7.5million back in 1995 and with his help, Arsenal enjoyed their best ever footballing spell.
The striker helped Arsenal win three Premier League trophies and four FA Cups. He also played a big part in the invincible team which went 49 games unbeaten.
As well as the team awards, Bergkamp was also named the Player of the Year by both the PFA and the Football Writers' Association back in 1998.
An Arsenal spokesman was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: 'We currently have statues outside Emirates Stadium commemorating three legends in Arsenal’s history – Herbert Chapman, Tony Adams and Thierry Henry and we’re delighted that they have been extremely popular with visitors to the stadium.
"We’re pleased that speculation surrounding a future possible statue at Emirates Stadium is generating interest and will obviously communicate details if and when there is confirmation of any new developments."
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