PHOTO: Podolski meets all-time great Gunners legend!

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From one Arsenal striker to another, Premier League legend gives a bro hug to social media specialist Lukas Podolski.

Having spent 11 years at Arsenal, Dutch maestro Dennis Bergkamp became a part of Arsenal history due to his technical grace and his role in two double-winning teams - one of which were the Invincibles.

The significance of his contributions, 120 goals in 423 appearances in all competitions while also bringing the very best out of attack-happy strike partner and fellow legend Thierry Henry, was honoured this week by the club as a fitting statue depicting his deft touch was unveiled outside the Emirates Stadium.

Before Bergkamp returned to Ajax to resume his assistant managerial role to Frank de Boer, he had time for a number of current Gunners, including forward Lukas Podolski, who has made only sporadic appearances this term due to injury but has either scored or assisted once every 95 minutes on average in the Premier League.

Bergkamp may well have imparted title-winning wisdom to Podolski, as Arsenal continue their challenge of this season's Premier League crown.

The club are currently in second place, just one point behind pace-setting Chelsea.

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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