Dennis Bergkamp has revealed the stunning haul of memorabilia that decorates his home after showing Ian Wright and his Youtube channel team around his home.
The Dutch icon spent 11 years of his trophy-laden career at Arsenal where he played alongside Wright for three seasons.
Such a storied stay at the top is bound to produce a treasure trove of paraphernalia, and Bergkamp has found room for a host of reminders of his time with Arsenal, and as Holland international.
Ian Wright spent the day with former striker partner Dennis Bergkamp two weeks ago
The Dutch icon showed Wright around the stunning memorabilia collection in his home
During the interview, there are several breaks to take a look at the various mementos, most found in book cases or hanging on walls.
There are a series of signed shirts from his Arsenal days, including the shirt that was given to him to mark his 100th strike for the Gunners.
There were smaller items too, including a series of Corinthian figurines, and football top pencil toppers found only in Suger Puff cereal packets which bore his name.
Pictures of big moments throughout his career are a common theme too. There is one of his celebration following his memorable goal for Holland against Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 98′ World Cup, the iconic moment where he covers his face in disbelief following his last-gasp goal.
Among the impressive array of items were, tickets stubs and pencil toppers from Sugar Puffs
The 50-year-old has plenty of shirts on his wall, depicting landmarks througout his career
There is also the moment he completed his hat-trick against Leicester City in the Premeir League, a moment of pure composure and skill at Filbert Street which hangs proudly in his pool room.
There are some unconventional items, too. One is a gift from the father of former Arsenal team-mate Robin van Persie, Bob – a giant No 10 mural which the former striker’s dad made himself.
Sitting down to chat, the pair reminisced on the glory days at the Gunners, talking about great goals and title victories.
Bergkamp shows Wirght the piece of art made for him by Robin van Persie’s father, Bob
On the wall is a picture of Bergkamp celebrating his memorable strike from World Cup ’98
Among the conversations was the admission that it hurts to see their former club struggling to battle for the honours they were once synonymous with.
‘It (Arsenal) is different, of course, from what I was used to with all the English players and a few foreign players,’ Bergkamp told former team-mate Ian Wright.
‘It’s now probably turned the other way around. Sometimes it’s good, but a lot of times, you don’t really feel that it’s the Arsenal how we know it, with the passion and a few players who make the difference.
The pair sat down together inside Bergkamp’s house, talking through their time at Arsenal
‘It’s different. It’s difficult to say if it’s better or worse, well better, of course, is always shown in trophies, which aren’t there at the moment.
‘On one hand, there are so many clubs who have improved so quickly to a high level, whereas Arsenal, maybe improved, but not to that level.
‘It’s hard, it’s difficult, it hurts sometimes because you feel about Arsenal that they should do better, but I’m still hoping.’
Wright and Bergkamp played together at Arsenal from 1995-1998 and lifted the title together
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