Bergkamp admits he could return to Arsenal: ‘When the time is right’

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has opened the door for a possible return to the Gunners. The former forward was considered to be one of the club’s greatest ever players and during his time at the club Bergkamp won a total of eleven trophies. The former Dutch international joined the club in 1995 and played a major part in the club’s successes during the late 90’s and early 00s.

Bergkamp was given an statue outside of the Emirates Stadium as the club acknowledged the importance of the forward through 423 appearances. He retired in 2006 and then moved back to Holland to join up with his boyhood club Ajax. He left the Dutch giants in 2017 and has not been active in football since then.

He now admits he would be open to return to football and would consider a return to London if Arsenal made an approach. “When the time is right, I’d love to go back and get a role somewhere. At the moment we’re great in Holland. I’ve got a young family and have been out of coaching for a little while now.”

“But I must admit, I have the urge to go on the pitch again and help, whether it’s with the technical or coaching staff. It might be a bit too early, but you never know. We’ll see what comes my way.” Asked about Arsenal he said: “At the moment there hasn’t been any contact about that, but as soon as I make my decision, let’s see what happens. Of course it would be ideal at Arsenal – I spent 11 years there and have a good feeling with the club.”