16 of the best quotes on Dennis Bergkamp: ‘He’s the messiah’

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Dennis Bergkamp captured the hearts and imaginations of Premier League fans like few other players during his 11 years at Arsenal.

Few players can compare to Bergkamp, who had the guile, grace and intelligence of a No.10 combined with the goalscoring instincts of the best strikers.

After winning a number of honours at Ajax and Inter, the Dutchman joined Arsenal in 1995 and went on to lift three Premier League titles, three FA Cups and three Community Shields.

As a member of Arsenal’s Invincibles, he will always be remembered as a supremely gifted footballer, but he also earned plenty of respect as a bit of a hard b*stard too.

We’ve left it to his former team-mates, opponents and managers to explain what made the Iceman just so special.


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