Dennis Bergkamp


Dennis Bergkamp Heaps Praise On Arsenal Duo

Former Arsenal player Dennis Bergkamp has hailed young duo Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.

The Gunners made it two Premier League wins on the bounce by beating Manchester United 3-1 at home on Saturday.

Nuno Tavares, Saka and Granit Xhaka all got on the scoresheet for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Cristiano Ronaldo reached 100 Premier League goals for the visitors, but a poor performance from most of his team-mates helped Arsenal to victory.

The result took the Gunners back into the top four on 60 points.

And they have two points more than rivals Tottenham thanks to their goalless draw with Brentford later on Saturday.

Bergkamp and Thierry Henry were in attendance during Arsenal’s most recent win.

After the game, they spoke to academy graduates Saka and Smith Rowe.


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Bergkamp said:

“We learned a lot from the English guys. They know what English football means.

“They know what Arsenal means, and you guys know that as well. So if you bring that to the team, fantastic.

“You know that aggression, that passion. That’s what I like about you. You can tell you’re English guys.”


And they were not the only Arsenal players to pick up praise over the weekend.

Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny put in another top display, just like he did against Chelsea.

The 29-year-old is proving to be a reliable player for Arteta whenever he is called Elneny…

During an appearance on Match of the Day, Lan Wright was asked about the team’s performance.

Lan said:

“Xhaka was magnificent, [Martin] Odegaard did his stuff again, but Elneny…

“For someone that last played before Chelsea in December.

He came in today – dependable, professional, he never lets the team down.

“He had the most passes today and the most interceptions, he just gets himself in the right position.

“He’s the kind of player, he wants to pass forward. He’s somebody who kept the ball going and kept Arsenal going.”

Mohamed Elneny’s contract runs out at the end of the season.

There have been rumours of a transfer away from north London, but he could end up penning a new deal…

Who Hold The Most Premier League Assists In A Season?

Thierry Henry, Kevin De Bruyne and Mesut Ozil are on top of  the list for most Premier League assists. But, who is toping the chat?


Many goals wouldn’t be scored if not for the players providing the crucial assists.


Goal-scorers tend to get most of the attention during matches.


But, a good assist should never be overlooked.


So which player holds the record for providing the most Premier League assists in a single campaign? Sportdaylight takes a look.


Most assist in a season:

The record of most Premier League assists in a single season is shared by Thierry Henry and Kevin De Bruyne, who both tallied 20.


Henry racked up his incredible assist tally playing for Arsenal during the 2002-03 season.


De Bruyne clocked in 20 assists for Manchester City in 2019-20.


De Bruyne makes the top 10 list an astonishing three times,

managing 18 assists during the 2016-17 season for Manchester City plus a further 16 assists in 2017-18 for the same club.


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They are followed by former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil in third place, who had 19 assists to his name during the 2015-16 season.


Then comes former Chelsea duo Frank Lampard and Cesc Fabregas plus De Bruyne again, all on 18 assists each.


Fabregas also appears on the list twice, his 17 assists for Arsenal in 2007-08 ranking him in seventh place.


Most Premier League assists in a season full list

Season Player Assists
2002-03 Thierry Henry 20
2019-20 Kevin De Bruyne 20
2015-16 Mesut Ozil 19
2004-05 Frank Lampard 18
2014-15 Cesc Fabregas 18
2016-17 Kevin De Bruyne 18
2007-08 Cesc Fabregas 17
1992-93 Eric Cantona 16
2017-18 Kevin De Bruyne 16
1994-95 Matthew Le Tissier 15
1995-96 Steve McManaman 15
1999-00 David Beckham 15
1999-00 Nolberto Solano 15
2001-02 Robert Pires 15
2011-12 David Silva 15
2016-17 Christian Eriksen 15
2017-18 Leroy Sane 15
2018-19 Eden Hazard 15

Who has the most assists in Premier League history?


Ryan Giggs is the current record-holder for most assists in Premier League history, with 162 during his extensive career at Old Trafford.

He is followed by Fabregas, who provided a total of 111 assists during his time playing for both the Gunners and Chelsea – but he is still a whopping 51 behind Giggs.

Wayne Rooney comes in third with 103 assists, with Lampard shortly behind on 102.

Ex-Arsenal man Dennis Bergkamp rounds out the top five with 94 assists


Rank Player Assists Seasons
1 Ryan Giggs 162 1992-93 – 2012-13
2 Cesc Fabregas 111 2004-05 – 2017-18
3 Wayne Rooney 103 2002-03 – 2017-18
4 Frank Lampard 102 1997-98 – 2014-15
5 Dennis Bergkamp 94 1995-96 – 2005-06