Bergkamp's £12m move from Ajax to Inter proved a disaster as Italy's stifling catenaccio style of football suffocated his fluency and flair.
Arsenal breathed new life into the Dutchman and Bruce Rioch's capture of the striker for £7.5m looks like one of the game's great bargains. But why the Gunners?
"The decision I made was to leave Italy and the first team that knocked on the door was Arsenal.
"They were a solid team and that's what you want, a base where you can fit in before you try to add something. Straight away I thought 'This could work' and I didn't know anything about 'Boring, Boring Arsenal' at that time."
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