The Man. The Myth. The Absolute Legend.
Well one of Arsenal’s Greatest Ever players is playing his last game in an Arsenal shirt this weekend and like all Arsenal fans I will be devastated the time has come for the man to hang up his boots.
There is no over-stating what the Dutchman has done for Arsenal Football Club in the 11 years he has graced the Highbury turf, grounds across the country and around Europe in a Gunners shirt.
Along with Wenger, Dennis one of the reasons why Arsenal as a football club have gone onto the next level. In 1995 when he arrived with David Platt we were a top 6 team at best, trying to push the likes of United, Villa, Newcastle, Liverpool and Blackburn at the top of the league.
Bruce Rioch, the man who bought Dennis, wasn’t the man to bring that success but the Iceman still had a decent season.
Dennis was forming a superb partnership with Ian Wright and when Wenger arrived on 28th September 1996, it was clear Bergkamp – along with the defensive unit – was the strength of the team.
The very next year was to bring possibly his greatest season in an Arsenal shirt, as he helped Arsenal win the double for the first time since 1971. Dennis also won numerous personal awards and accolades that season including both of the Player of the Season awards for the Premiership. He also came 3rd in the World Player of the Year Awards, behind Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo.
Throughout the Wenger era Bergkamp has been the consistent force on the pitch and has become a legend in the process.
In his time at Arsenal Dennis Bergkamp has won 3 Premiership titles, 4 FA Cups and a sackful of personal awards for Goals of the Month, Goals of the Season, Player of the Year and god knows what else!
Dennis is not just an Arsenal legend but a Premiership legend.
There are far too many great moments the talented Dutchman has brought us over the years and I for one would like to thank Dennis for his years of dedication and simply awesome performances for Arsenal.
So what are your favourite memories of DB10?