Arsenal have confirmed that Dennis Bergkamp’s statue will be unveiled before the Sunderland game on 22 February with the great man making an appearance on the Emirates turf at half-time.
It’s just under a year since the club confirmed, after pictures of the statue were leaked on Twitter, that they’d be honouring the Dutchman and they’ve now revealed the bronze likeness will be placed in the area above the Armoury shop.
Bergkamp joins 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.
Ticket holders for the match will be able to get a glimpse of the unveiling at 11.30am before the game, where there’ll likely to be a few words said by Wenger, Sir Chips and our former Number 10. Exciting stuff.
Hopefully his bronze presence inspires the current squad onto great things.