Arsenal Legend Dennis Bergkamp Praises Current Squad

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Dutch hero wants to return to coach squad one day.

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Former Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has paid tribute to the current side by saying he sees a lot of similarities between them and the ‘invincible’ side he played in during the late ’90s and early ’00s, Sky Sports reports.

Arsene Wenger’s current crop are currently the Premier League’s early pace setters and and after seven games to the table on goal difference.

And Bergkamp has praised the squad for their good form and admitted that he one day hopes to return to the club as a coach.

Speaking to promote his new autobiography, the 44-year-old admitted that he is a keen student of the game and is now back coaching at Ajax, the club that launched his career in the 1980s.

As for Arsenal’s excellent start to the season, Bergkamp told Sky Sports News: “I see a lot of freshness in the team.

“They are similar to my time at Arsenal. They have good movement, commitment, and a good passing game.

“They know what they want to do and what they need to do to go forward.

“It’s enjoyable to watch but it’s effective as well – which is good after something was missing these past few years.”

Bergkamp has ambitions to coach in England at some point, but confessed that he is happy where he is for the time being.

“I’m settled here (Ajax).

“We’ve started something here and I’m looking forward to staying here for a few more years.

“I would love to go to England some time, preferably Arsenal. But I don’t see myself as a head coach or manager. I see myself as part of a coaching team.”

He also admitted that Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle was one of his inspirations when growing up in the Netherlands: “He had great control with both feet and was a superb passer.”

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