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"Dennis is a player who is admired by all the other players and was the first push of Arsenal into the modern, international era. [ . . . ] He brought creativity to this group of very strong players and it was a good marriage" - Arsene Wenger

"I have always said Dennis Bergkamp will remain the best partner I have ever had. He is a dream for a striker" - Thierry Henry

"Bergkamp, to all intents and purposes, was the trailblazer at Arsenal. Without him, the likes of Vieira, Anelka, Overmars, Petit, Pires and Henry might not have been so inclined to head for N5" - Alan Smith

"He's the best I've ever played with by a long, long way. I can't talk high enough of the bloke – he was absolutely phenomen" - Paul Merson

"Killed the 'boring, boring Arsenal' tag. If Bergkamp had played in the Cruyff team of 1974, Holland would have won the World Cup. The complete player: wonderful vision, can use either foot, so skilful and can score goals" -
 Bob Wilson

"A genius and a pleasure to play with because he would always find space in which to receive the ball"
Emmanuel Petit


"An enormously talented footballer: intelligent, always drifting between the lines and with fantastic distribution. He really opens up doors" -
 Tony Adams


"An amazing player with sublime skill; comfortably the best I've played with. Not only did he score brilliant goals, but when he played, those around him scored more" -
 Ian Wright


"Our technical leader, the one who would bring the small magic that would help us win something" -
 Patrick Vieira