It comes as no surprise that Bergkamp's time at Arsenal has coincided with his major strike partners breaking the club's scoring record, not once, but twice.
First came Ian Wright. His verdict: "He's the messiah. We told him to get us into Europe when he joined and that's exactly what he did."
And Thierry Henry: "Dennis is the best player I have ever played with as a partner. It is a dream for a striker to have him in the team with you."
The ever-diplomatic and modest Dutchman on his favourite partner: "It's difficult to compare but I've been lucky. They helped me to become a better player."
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