Next Game

Singapore Select XI v Arsenal

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 12:30

Friendly Match

Bergkamp: Arsenal looking good

Arsenal great Dennis Bergkamp admits he sees comparisons between the current Gunners team and the one he played in during the late 1990s and early years of the Millennium.

Last Updated: 18/10/13 at 22:01 Post Comment

Dennis Bergkamp: Arsenal have a freshness about them

Dennis Bergkamp: Arsenal have a freshness about them

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Arsene Wenger's latest team are setting the early pace this season and, after seven games, are top of the Premier League table on goal difference.

He also said he would like to return to the club sometime in the future but 'did not see myself as manager'.

Giving a rare interview in the wake of his recently published autobiography, the 44-year-old Dutchman admits he is a keen student of the game and is now back at Ajax as a coach, the club where he learned the ropes as a teenager.

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 collected three Premier League medals during his time at the club - all at Highbury - along with four in the FA Cup.

As for his career as a coach and his future, he added: "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."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Dani Osvaldo leaves Southampton two years early

Southampton have terminated the contract of record signing Dani Osvaldo.

Slaven Bilic missing from West Ham bench for Europa League opener

Academy manager Terry Westley will be in charge when West Ham make their Europa League debut against Andorran side FC Lusitans.

Matej Vydra joins Watford on five-year deal after two loan spells

Striker Matej Vydra is back with Watford, this time on a permanent basis after signing a five-year deal to join the club from Udinese.

Mail Box

Are United Aiming Too High On Transfers?

One mailer wonders whether United are aiming a little high on their transfer ambitions. Plus, BAHs, West Ham in Europe, petty annoyances and Michu to United...

Liverpool Are Attractive To Strikers

You've got little competition and bags of service from midfield, so surely strikers would love to join Liverpool? Plus England's future, Callum Wilson handshakes and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company