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.