The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been looking back at one of their best ever players, Dennis Bergkamp. The Dutchman signed for the club 23-years ago yesterday and the fans have been taking the opportunity to remember his brilliance in an Arsenal shirt as they prepare for the start of a new Premier League season under Unai Emery.
June 20, 1995: This absolute genius arrives at Arsenal
Dennis Bergkamp – simply sensational pic.twitter.com/62Gn9JhJ1X
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 20 June 2018
Bergkamp will go down as one of the best players to have graced the Premier League. He struck up a deadly partnership with Thierry Henry in the early 2000’s and it will be a tough ask for Unai Emery to find a player of the same ability to Bergkamp. The support striker played for The Gunners for 11 years before hanging his boots up in 2006, although 12 years on is his brilliance is still fondly remembered by Arsenal fans.
This summer Arsenal have already brought in Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno to try and tighten up their defence for the new season, however, the fans are all waiting for the club to announce the signing of Lucas Torreira. The Uruguayan midfielder isn’t quite as talented as Bergkamp was but he has the potential to leave the same impact on fans as the Dutchman, with his incredible work rate and tidy passing, he could become a real fan favourite.
You can read our local Gunners’ verdict on Bergkamp here:
June 20, 2018: Torreia arrived at Arsenal
— Mike (@NoLookMesut) 20 June 2018
Seeing him and Thierry Henry was just magical.
— Jahan Miah (@AllAboutTheAFC) 20 June 2018
They don’t make them like this anymore!! There’s only one Dennis Bergkamp – GOAT
— Gerry Ikazoboh (@gerryikaz) June 20, 2018
The flying dutch man pic.twitter.com/hRC1reGWsP
— Ronald D (@Ronald1o1) June 20, 2018
— Wai Yip (@yipmann82) June 20, 2018
June 20th 2018 – @LTorreira34 signs for Arsenal
— (@PrimeAubameyang) 20 June 2018
Amazing player amazing times there's only 1 Dennis bergkamp 1 Dennis bergkamp
— Daniel deeboh (@Daniell12089010) June 21, 2018
Whilst the Arsenal fans are enjoying looking back on Bergkamp’s brilliance, they’re keen to see some brilliance from Lucas Torreira when he’s announced at The Emirates