Ian Wright believes Dennis Bergkamp is the ‘best signing’ in Arsenal’s history and says the forward was the catalyst for the club’s early successes under Arsene Wenger.
Bergkamp arrived in north London from Inter Milan in the mid-nineties before spending a decade with the Gunners, winning two domestic doubles and forming part of the side which completed an entire league season without defeat in 2004.
The Dutchman helped transform the club’s fortunes and played a crucial role in the early period of Wenger’s reign at the club, being named as the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year during the first of the Frenchman’s title successes.
Wright played alongside Bergkamp during that first double-winning campaign and the duo formed a fine partnership during their time together in Arsenal colours, and Wright has labelled his former teammate as the greatest signing in the club’s history.
“He was a massive signing for Arsenal and he’s the one that all the success was built on,” Wright said on the MOTD podcast.
“He was magnificent and is the best signing the club has ever made. He changed the DNA of the club. It was a real honour to play with somebody of that calibre.”