Bergkamp: Arsenal must sign centre-forward

Former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp has told his old club that they are lacking a front-man to spearhead their attack.

In recent seasons manager Arsene Wenger has played Nicklas Bendtner and Maroune Chamakh as a centre-forward, but neither have been able to successfully act as a target-man allowing Robin van Persie to play in his preferred deeper position.

And Bergkamp feels this is a position that needs to be improved before the Gunners can challenge for trophies:

Talking to the Daily Mail, he said: “When I look at Robin van Persie, he is the front player, but he is better in my old position. They are missing an out-and-out goalscorer.

“Now they play with an extra midfielder instead. The midfielders are all the same sort of players. You need one who wants to get in behind Van Persie.”

Bergkamp played 411 matches for Arsenal, scoring 120 goals for the club between 1995-2006.

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