Bergkamp wants a coaching job at Arsenal. – Arsenal Banter

Bergkamp wants a coaching job at Arsenal.

Former Arsenal star striker Dennis Bergkamp has made public his interest in joining the club and lending a helping hand at Arsenal’s reconstruction which Wenger has started this season after the departures of Fabregas, Nasri, Clichy and Eboue.

“I really love this club and the country,” said Bergkamp. “I want to work and train a team in England. Not as a head coach, but, instead, as a member of staff, where I could work specifically with the strikers” (Daily Star)

Arsenal’s chairman Peter Hill-Wood dismissed all speculations of a new possible staff member coming in at the club, motivating that Wenger’s relationship with Gazidis doesn’t need a “middle-man”.

“Arsene has got a very good relationship with (chief executive) Ivan Gazidis and they get on very well and talk a great deal,” he said. “There is absolutely no chance of bringing in a director of football. That is a lot of nonsense.” (Daily Star)

If Arsenal needs something right now that would be a defensive coach. Not another coach like Pat Rice who is a former defender, but a coach who is a specialist on defensive training and who can smack some sense into Arsenal’s defensive team and stop them from making all those mistakes.

Sure, it would be nice to have Dennis back at the club, and his experience could certainly help and inspire Arsenal’s players, but that is not a top priority right now.

4 thoughts on “Bergkamp wants a coaching job at Arsenal.

  • September 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Well the defensive aspect of our game is terrible at the moment. The introduction of a new defensive coach couldnt possibly make things worse. We need to defend like a team, applying pressure all over the pitch, (i hate to say it) like barcelona. They have average defenders that are made to look world class because of the work that the midfielders and forwards put into defending. The barca back 4 dont actually win that much ball for them. It is mostly their midfield that closes down or forces a bad pass.

  • September 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    i believe the midfield don’t do enough when they called upon to defend which has been our problem for 2 or 3 years now, song a very good player but gets caught out too far up field at times,when we attacking, the problem is this,
    when our full backs go forward they go forward together, which leaves the center backs alone, george graham used a simple ploy, it was that when say the left back went flying down the wing, our right back would stay back in defence,and visa versa when the right back attacked, that leaves three players in defence in stead off our current two. also instead off storming forward song should be taught to stay just in front off the defence ,picking up loose balls ,and helping to cut out break away attacks.
    in my opion we not had a good defencive midfielder since gilberto and also vieria, but i belive song can be brilliant if he did this simple thing, also frimpong look
    like the perfect defencive midfielder.

  • September 23, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    What does it take to get Wenger to understand Rice`s days are over and he needs a new number two and a specialist defensive coach? Everyone from ex Arsenal captains to Charlie Brown have echoed this chant, why can`t he listen?
    He`ll never get the full support of the fans until he takes action in these areas. Maybe the board have a tighter hold on him than we think!

  • September 23, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    bergkamp is still the missing link for the modern day arsenal, then, and now. his presence alone would spark a little extra from all players let alone as a trainer.


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