Arsenal may find the next Bergkamp in an amateur league in Ireland

Bergkamp Euro 96

A YouTube video revealed the characteristic Bergkamp lob emulated by amateur footballer Michael Griffin.

First a little bit wobbly and murky but then after 13 seconds it became clear: Michael Griffin from CSKA Tralee scored a goal like Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp.

A YouTube video revealed the characteristic lob which might be trademarked by the striker, who made 315 appearances with Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger could do worse than scout the amateur leagues in Ireland starting with the Kerry District League in the South-West Region of Ireland, where Michael Griffin plays.

Happy to receive such good press Griffin’s side posted on their facebook page: “Our video of Mike Griffin scoring a beauty yesterday has gone viral with over 30,000 views in just a few hours! Fair play Mike!”

And one of their fans said on facebook as well: “There is gonna be some crowd at ye're next game […].”

Here's Bergkamp's highlights for comparison (his lob at 3:30).

image: © nicksarebi

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