It's 17 years since Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp scored that goal...

Dennis Bergkamp Skill

The Holland forward earned himself a special place in football history after scoring the winner against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.

Dennis Bergkamp may not have scored as many goals as Ian Wright or Thierry Henry, but when the Dutchman did find the back of the net, it was invariably something special.

That was certainly the case of July 4th, 1998, as the former Arsenal maestro scored arguably the greatest goal in the Oranje's history and on the greatest stage of all: the World Cup.

Bergkamp's famous finish needs little in the way of introduction, coming in the 90th minute of a pulsating quarter-final encounter that was deadlocked at 1-1 and heading for extra time.

But what some often forget, and what Arsenal fans always remember, is that there had already been something of a dress rehearsal for the goal, during a Premier League encounter in the previous season.

Facing off against Leicester City way back at the start of the campaign on August 27th 1997, Bergkamp had been at his magical best.

On one particular occasion against the Foxes, the Dutchman scored a delightful goal that certainly possessed elements of the World Cup quarter-final winner he would net nearly a year on.

But while his Leicester goal is worthy of repeat viewing, it remains second best to his Argentina brilliance, purely because of the context.

Scoring against a middling Premier League side is one thing, but to net a winner of such quality against an Argentina side with many global superstars in their prime is enough matter.

And 17 years on, Bergkamp's goal is just another reminder of why Arsenal and Premier League fans were lucky to witness one of the world's best ever plays in his prime.

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