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Dennis Bergkamp wants Arsenal return

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Arsenal's legendary striker Dennis Bergkamp has admitted his desire to return to the club in a coaching capacity. 

The former Dutch forward, who scored over 100 goals during his 10 years at the club said that he still holds a strong bond with The Gunners and that it is his aim to return one day.

“The feeling Johan Cruyff has had for Barcelona, I have the same with Arsenal,” says Bergkamp when speaking to The Telegraph.  

“At Arsenal it was a good click. I always enjoyed it. I never had a bad day there. It is always on my mind. It is part of my ambition to come back at some stage.

However, Arsenal fan ways may have to wait to celebrate the return of their hero - with the current Ajax assistant manager confirming his short term future lies in Holland.

“I can’t really plan ahead. I know I will be here [at Ajax] for at least another three or five years and then I don’t know. I don’t see myself being at Ajax for the rest of my coaching career. I don’t see myself as a manager.

"I see myself as being part of the coaching staff. I really enjoy that role, especially the individual training with the strikers.

“I’ve spoken to or have heard about others [former Arsenal colleagues] who would also love to come back.

"Steve Bould is there now which is excellent. I’ve spoken to Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry would love to come back to Arsenal one day. Tony [Adams] is a big option as well.”

Bergkamp, who signed for Arsenal in 1995 from Inter Milan for a then club record £7.5m fee, has been on the Ajax staff since 2011 after retiring from the game in 2006. 

The former Holland international is not the first legend to seek a return to their former stomping group, after Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman recently returned to Liverpool in coaching roles to aid manager Brendan Rodgers steer the Anfield ship. 

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