Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has admitted he fell out with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in the last few days of his time at Arsenal. The player claim he and the Arsenal manager had football related disagreements which he has termed as “childish” arguments.
“Not many times but it did happen. But with respect: no swearing or name-calling. It would happen on the field when he told me I wasn’t playing. Even late on, when I was 35 or 36, he would say: ‘Do you still want to come to the game? Do you want to be on the bench?’ And he’d leave the decision to me. I don’t know what he was thinking. Was it like ‘I’d rather not have you there’ or ‘I’ve got so much respect for you?’ Of course I knew when I was 35 or 36 that I couldn’t play every game. But within yourself you think you can.”
Asked if he had problems coming on in the last 20 minutes of games, Dennis replied :
“The arguments we had were only about those sorts of football-related things. Me playing or not playing. It was very childish, but it came from the heart – from both of us.”