Dennis Bergkamp could be set to return to Arsenal in a coaching role.
Mikel Arteta has offered the Dutchman a chance to coach at Academy level, and Bergkamp is reported to be seriously considering it. He has been out of football since losing his job as one of the assistant coaches at Ajax six years ago, but has indicated that he is itching to become involved in the game again at some level.
If he were to return he would the latest former player to be involved in the coaching set-up at the Gunners, headed by Arteta himself. Sporting Director Edu was part of the Invincibles’ squad, whilst head of youth development Per Mertesacker won the FA Cup three times as a player with the club.
And Jack Wilshere is currently coaching the under-18 side, and guided them to the final of the FA Youth Cup last season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.