Arsène Wenger is delighted that Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp will be honoured with a statue outside Emirates Stadium.
The Dutchman is set to become the fourth person to be commemorated outside the stadium, following Herbert Chapman, Tony Adams and Thierry Henry.
He had efficiency but he added that kind of elegance that makes people admire you. He had something more that is very difficult to have when you’re a football playerArsène Wenger
Bergkamp scored 120 goals during his 11 years with the Club, and Wenger believes the 43-year-old is worthy of his latest honour.
“He deserves that statue,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “I’m very happy for Dennis that he gets it. He has what we want to have at the Club: dedication, huge desire to win, and a touch of class as well.
“I believe that every single supporter who thinks about Dennis, speaks about class. He was completely dedicated to the Club. You’d never hear Dennis say ‘I want to go somewhere else’. You would never question his dedication in a training session.
“Every day, until the last day of his career, he had the complete 100 per cent focus on every movement he made.
“I believe he had what you need to have if you want to be recognised. Print your name in the spirit of people with elegance and class.
“He had efficiency but he added that kind of elegance that makes people admire you. He had something more that is very difficult to have when you’re a football player.”Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 28 Feb 2013