Arsenal fans get ‘goosebumps’ over dreamy Ian Wright post

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Arsenal currently have a deadly strike force, but 20 years ago they had exactly that en route to the double under Arsene Wenger

It was a glorious sense of deja vu for Arsenal fans as Ian Wright tweeted a picture of himself and Dennis Bergkamp.

The duo led the line for the Gunners during their double winning campaign of 1997/98.

He tweeted: “IW8 x DB10″.

Bergkamp’s illustrious career at Arsenal has seen a statue of him erected outside the Emirates in tribute.

Nowadays the Gunners fans have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette leading the line, which is hardly a pairing to shirk at.

But nothing quite beats a bit of nostalgia with one fan claiming he “got goosebumps just looking at this.”

Another simply said: “Heroes, Idols, Legends.”

“The iceman and the fireball. Special times!” added a third.

“Feel blessed to have witnessed those two destroy teams at first hand,” claimed another.

During Arsene Wenger’s first double winning season his attacking duo bagged 33 goals between them.

Wright contributed 11 of those en route to becoming the club’s all time leading goalscorer – a record since broke by Thierry Henry.

The Englishman, who now offers his thoughts as a pundit, scored 185 times for the Gunners.

Bergkamp meanwhile called time on his career once he left Arsenal in 2006 and spent a large amount of time back at former club Ajax as a coach.

He is still revered as one of the Premier League’s greatest foreign imports following his arrival from Inter Milan in 1995.

Bergkamp went on to lift a further three FA Cups and two league titles, one of which featured an unbeaten season.

Now the heights once scaled by Wright, Bergkamp and co are way beyond what Unai Emery can expect to deliver.

The Spaniard’s remit is to deliver Champions League football and, as was the case two decades ago, a deadly striking duo goes a long way.

 

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