Monday, September 3, 2007

Dennis Bergkamp Voted into Hall of Fame

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp was voted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame ahead of Sir Trevor Brooking, Ray Clemence, Paul Scholes, Len Shackleton and Ray Wilson.

Bergkamp is now the fifth Arsenal player to be included in the hall of fame, after Alex James, Tony Adams, Liam Brady and Ian Wright.

Like Wright, Bergkamp may well be remembered for his large goal tally - 87 goals in 315 games as a supporting striker. However, it's probably better to remember him for his prolific partnerships with Ian Wright and Thierry Henry. Bergkamp is seen by many as Arsenal's most influential signing, and at only £7.5 million, it is hard to argue against this (although there is some competition from Thierry Henry amongst others).

The Dutchman, whom Alan Hansen regards as being the best foreign talent ever to grace the Premiership, will always be remembered at Arsenal, and it is great to see another Arsenal player inaugurated into the Hall of Fame.