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Dennis Bergkamp's First Touch Was Gifted To Him By The Football Gods

Dennis Bergkamp's First Touch Was Gifted To Him By The Football Gods

Dennis Bergkamp had one of the best first touches that football has ever seen and a video of all his greatest examples is one of the best things you could watch.

The Arsenal legend's three most famous goals show incredible examples of his amazing talent, even if some people still question whether he meant one of them, but he had a whole career of showing off his first touch.

We all remember the goals against Newcastle United and Leicester City for the Gunners and his World Cup quarter final strike against Argentina for Netherlands, but the next two and a bit minutes will remind you just how good he was.

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The Dutchman retired from football at the end of 2006, after playing 11 seasons for Arsenal, playing 423 times for the Gunners, scoring 120 times.

During his playing career he won Eredivisie, the Dutch Cup twice, the European Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Cup with Ajax before winning the UEFA Cup again with Inter and three Premier League titles and four FA Cups when he moved to England.

His impact at Highbury, where he was part of the Invincibles season in 2003/04, was so great that he now has a statue outside of the Emirates.

Bergkamp's first touch is immortalised outside Arsenal's ground. Image: PA Images
Bergkamp's first touch is immortalised outside Arsenal's ground. Image: PA Images

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The 50-year-old has been back to Ajax working as a coach and assistant manager but hasn't been at the club since 2017, and could soon return to football in England.

According to reports on Sunday the former forward is part of a consortium, along with former Celtic striker Henrik Larsson, Derby manager Phillip Cocu, Liverpool cult hero Dirk Kuyt and Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman looking to buy a football club in England.

Dutch super-agent Rob Jansen, whos is an executive at a sports marketing giant worth a reported £3.2 billion, is the businessman behind the project.

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"We are in the waiting room, as we call it. In this crisis, the asking price of some clubs will be lowered," Jansen told the Mirror. "At the same time the internal -struggles at these clubs will get bigger.

"Recently we were very close to a deal. I am not going to say now which club that was, but at the very last moment we were beaten by a foreign investor. That was very disappointing."

Topics: Football News, Invincibles, Dennis Bergkamp, Premier League, Ajax, Netherlands, Arsenal, Champions League, World Cup, Inter

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