Christ the Redeemer looks over Rio, the Statue of Liberty graces New York harbour, the Sphinx sits proudly just outside Cairo and the Stadium of Light has Titus Bramble.
Arsenal though will be blessed by the presence of God. Again.
Having made Highbury his home and the Emirates the venue for his goodbye, Dennis Bergkamp looks set to grace our new stadium in perpetuity with a statue all of his own.
Pictures posted on Twitter by @chippingvon (since deleted) show a plaster cast capturing the Dutchman in mid-air, effortlessly and gracefully controlling a football in a pose immediately familiar to anyone who watched him throughout his career.
He currently looks a bit like Beavis (from Beavis and Butt-Head fame), but he always kinda did, so we’ll overlook that.
Arsenal have yet to confirm when or where the statue will be unveiled, although they’ve been happy to play up the excitement.
“We’re pleased that speculation surrounding a future possible statue at Emirates Stadium is generating interest and will obviously communicate details if and when there is confirmation of any new developments,” a spokesman told the Daily Telegraph.
Bergkamp will join the likes of Herbert Chapman, Thierry Henry and Tony Adams as the fourth figure from the club’s history to have a statue erected at the Emirates.
If this is how the club are planning to lure Dennis into a coaching role at the club Arseblog News is all for it…11,323 views