Ultimate Arsenal dream team – Henry, Bergkamp & Adams but no Overmars or Pires

A player many view as the greatest in Arsenal’s history.

The forward signed from Inter in 1995 and although the Gunners spent what was then a club-record £7.5m ($9.2m) to bring him to the club, it proved to be an absolute bargain.

Bergkamp would stay in north London for 10 years, winning three league titles and four FA Cups. He was also named the PFA and Football Writers’ player of the season in 1998.

He scored 120 times, which makes him the 11th-highest scorer in Arsenal’s history.

But Bergkamp’s game was about far more than just goals, as the likes of Ian Wright, Nicolas Anelka and Thierry Henry will all tell you.

His touch, technique and vision made him a dream to play alongside, with the Dutchman providing 94 Premier League assists – 20 more than any other Arsenal player.

“Dennis is the one that all the success was built on,’ Wright said when discussing his former strike partner. “He is the best signing the club has ever made. He changed the DNA of the club.”


Recommended For You