Arsenal fans would presumably jump at the chance to wind back the clock and see Bergkamp pull on the famous shirt once again, the Dutch international won three Premier League titles while in north London (as well as numerous other honours).
So the idea of another Bergkamp pulling on the shirt sounded appealing, for a new generation to witness a bygone era. Dennis’ son Mitchel was without a club and the opportunity arose for him to follow his father’s footsteps.
Mitchel Bergkamp was desperate to put his skills to the test in England where his father went on to become an icon with the Gunners, and was granted a trial a few months ago at Arsenal.
However, the 22-year-old has subsequently gone on to sign a short-term contract with Watford’s under-23s – so why did it not work out at Arsenal?
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In quotes carried by the Metro, Dennis Bergkamp claims that it was purely the age of his son Mitchel which denied a potential stint at Arsenal;
“Only his age stopped Arsenal from continuing with the process, because he did well there in the training sessions.”
“It was important to see if he could cope with a higher level, we already knew that (he would be able to) in the family.”