Five Ajax stars Dennis Bergkamp could encourage to join Arsenal

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has admitted that he wants to go back to the North London club in a coaching capacity.

The Dutchman is a legend at Arsenal for being one of the most creative and forward thinking attacking players to have ever graced the club.

He’s made the move into management as the assistant boss for Ajax, the side he played for before spells with Inter Milan and Arsenal and he’s now looking to get involved in the coaching setup at the Gunners.

Bergkamp would be a tremendous figure for Arsenal to have around their training complex and the Emirates Stadium and he may even give them advantage when it comes to getting their hands on some of Ajax’s best players.

Here are five he could encourage to move to London.

Stefano Denswil

Denswil is a 20-year-old centre back who makes more tackles than anyone else in the Ajax team.

He fits the bill for Arsenal in terms of age, position and the amount of cash they’d likely have to spend on him in terms of an investment.

Only five other players at the club intercept the ball better than the youngster and he also makes more vital clearances per match than anyone else in the team.

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Ricardo van Rhijn

The 22-year-old full back is a player who has been strongly linked with Chelsea in the recent past.

He’s a right sided player but can play effectively at either right-back or left-back which would make him an extremely versatile player for Arsene Wenger to urge the club to invest in.

He’s made eight appearances this season with a passing success rate of 84.4%.

Lesley de Sa

De Sa has a passing success rate of just under 90% and he can play on either side of the midfield.

He’s one of the smallest players at Ajax but that gives him a low centre of gravity, enables him to move quickly and use his agility to his advantage.

Only two players are ahead of him in terms of assists; Bojan who was brought up at Barcelona and Christian Eriksen who is no longer at the club.

Viktor Fischer

The 19-year-old Dane is a player who has been linked with a Premier League in the recent past.

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He’d take care of a problematic left midfield position for Arsenal, which would release Lukas Podolski to go and become an extra striker option for the club.

Fischer’s stats this season have been superb with 3.4 shots per game on average and he’s also making just over two key dribbles per match.

Kolbeinn Sigthorsson

The Icelandic striker is the club’s leading scorer this season with five goals in the Eredivisie.

Considering Arsenal’s lack of cover up front, he could be a superb signing because he offers something a bit different to Olivier Giroud, being slightly smaller, and he’d be full of ambition and enthusiasm at just 23-years-old.

He’s good in the air, winning nearly two aerial challenges per game and he has a good average shot count of 1.7 per match.

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