Wenger must surely offer Dennis 'One more year'

Last updated : 12 May 2005 By Chris Parry
The man himself said after the game:

"It was a special night. I've spent a long part of my career here and it is always on your mind so hopefully we can sort something out. We would like to sort it out as soon as possible. It is not the first time this has happened."

Arsene Wenger was obviously quizzed about Bergkamp's future after the game but played his cards close to his chest, saying:

"I've made my decision. I'm under big pressure tonight but he's done extremely well. We'll sit down before the end of the season - but I feel it will come out then. You have to be special to play at 36 at this level and he's super special.

"He had a hand in the first three goals and created a few other chances. You don't meet a Dennis Bergkamp on the corner of every street."

"We'll sit down together at the end of the season and come to a decision. Don't forget that he's 36 and you can't base your entire season around him as you can't say he will play 50 games. What he can do is still play 20 or 25 games, like he has done this season. He is a great example to the other players and the likes of Robin van Persie have made a huge improvement this season.

"I can understand the fans. He's truly loved here and he deserves it. I have to make the right decision and then stand up for it."