Dennis Bergkamp Statue Turns Up Outside Emirates as Arsenal Honour Dutch Star

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterFebruary 20, 2014

LONDON - JULY 22:  Dennis Bergkamp of Arsenal waves farewell to the fans, following his final game during the Dennis Bergkamp testimonial match between Arsenal and Ajax at the Emirates Stadium on July 22, 2006 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Dennis Bergkamp will join Thierry Henry outside the Emirates in statue form—and the first sighting of the Dutch star's new likeness came on Thursday on Twitter:

Bergkamp has arrived!

— Cookie (@SimplyCookie_) February 20, 2014

Eliot Rothwell of Mirror Football confirmed earlier this month that the statue would be unveiled on February 22. An image of the statue where it was being constructed did circulate earlier in the month, but the above is the first time the public have been able to catch a glimpse of it, no matter how slight:

The statue of Dennis Bergkamp to be unveiled at The Emirates Stadium later this month!

— UberArsenal (@UberAFC) February 10, 2014

Bergkamp spent 11 years at the Emirates and was part of the team that won league and cup doubles in 1998 and 2002.

He'll be in attendance for Saturday's game against Sunderland, and he'll attend the unveiling ceremony.