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Arsene Wenger likens Michu to Dennis Bergkamp

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has likened Spanish forward Michu to club legend Dennis Bergkamp, ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash against Swansea City, reports the Daily Mail.

The Gunners travel to the Liberty Stadium having won each of their last 11 away games in all competitions, but the French tactician is well aware that the Swans star is capable of ending the north London club's record run.

With five goals already for Michael Laudrup's side in 2013/14, Michu is showing no signs of suffering from second season syndrome, after a scintillating debut campaign in the Premier League, following a £2million move from Rayo Vallecano in 2012.

"I see him like a little bit, position-wise, like a Bergkamp, more than an up-front striker," said Wenger.

"They can play with both [strikers] because Michu's the kind of striker who is as well a midfielder.

"He can play both positions, that's why they are 4-4-1-1 or you can call that a 4-4-2 when Wilfried Bony plays."

Michu's impressive form last season led many to label the 27-year-old as one of the best bargain buys in recent years, and prompted a raft of summer interest in the player's signature, including from Arsenal.

Swansea have slapped a £20million price-tag on the player's head, in an attempt to ward off a growing list of suitors of the Primera Division export.

A move to the Emirates Stadium might not have happened during the summer transfer window, but Wenger hinted that Arsenal would not be put off by such a valuation, after the club smashed their transfer record to bring in Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in a £42.5million deadline day deal.

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