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Arsenal set date for Dennis Bergkamp statue unveiling

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Arsenal have set a date for the long-awaited unveiling of their Dennis Bergkamp statue.

The Gunners decided to pay homage to their Dutch legend after previously unveiling statues of club legends Herbert Chapman, Tony Adams and Thierry Henry.

Bergkamp will join the exclusive trio ahead of Arsenal's home tie against Sunderland on Saturday, February 22.

The statue of the Non-flying Dutchman will sit above Arsenal's main megastore The Armoury.

Former Ajax and Inter Milan forward Bergkamp made over 400 appearances in a highlight-filled 11 years with the Gunners and will be a guest of honour at the Emirates on the day.

Along with winning three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and going an entire season unbeaten, Bergkamp also scored 120 goals for the club and remains a club legend.

Now coaching at Ajax alongside Frank de Boer, Bergkamp has been tipped for a future role at the Emirates, although a managerial position seems unlikely due to his fear of flying.

Several images of the potential statue have been linked online, with the statue depicting Bergkamp controlling an arial ball.

Click here to see leaked photos of the statue.

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