Arsenal to honour Dennis Bergkamp with statue
Dutch legend to join statues of Herbert Chapman, Tony Adams and Thierry Henry outside Emirates Stadium
He was nicknamed the non-flying Dutchman due to his fear of aeorplanes, but a new statue will see a flying Dennis Bergkamp erected outside the Emirates Stadium.
Images of a figure have been leaked online which capture the former Arsenal striker in flight during a game against Newcastle in 2003.
While Arsenal have refused to confirm their plans, it is expected that a statue of the player will be placed outside the Gunners' stadium before the start of next season.
A club spokesman is quoted by The Evening Standard as saying: "We currently have statues outside Emirates Stadium commemorating three legends in Arsenal’s history — Herbert Chapman, Tony Adams and Thierry Henry.
"We’re pleased that speculation surrounding a future possible statue is generating interest and will obviously communicate details if and when there is confirmation of any new developments."
Bergkamp scored 120 goals in 423 games before retiring in 2006. He famously missed many European away ties during him time with the Gunners due to his fear of flying.
Latest in Sport
Crystal Palace manager latest: Malky Mackay ruled out due to messy departure from previous club Cardiff
Sami Khedira to Arsenal: Midfield omitted from Real Madrid squad for Spanish Super Cup
David Gold furious after Carlton Cole parody account mocks up a picture of West Ham chairman as a suspect in the Madeleine McCann case
Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
Angel Di Maria latest: Manchester United target is Real Madrid's 'best player', says Diego Simeone
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 Kajieme Powell: Missouri police release video footage of second man killed by officers
- 4 Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women