Arsenal legend Bergkamp's son Mitchel, 22, 'not offered deal' at club after week-long trial

ARSENAL have reportedly not offered a contract to Dennis Bergkamp’s son Mitchel.

The Dutch midfielder, 22, had been training with Steve Bould’s U23s after being handed a trial last month.


But Goal claims Bergkamp Jr has not been kept on by the Gunners, despite his dad being one of their most iconic players.

Mitchel was hoping for a shot with Arsenal after leaving Dutch second-division side Almere on a free transfer.

He told ELF Voetbal last year: “My father also played for Inter Milan and Ajax, two wonderful clubs, but Arsenal feels like home.

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“Whether I choose the Emirates or Highbury? I would have preferred to play at Highbury.

“There are the memories of everything my father has done for the club.

“I remember well at Highbury, that stadium. I remember sitting there and my dad scored against West Brom.

“He really celebrated it beautifully by kissing his ring and pointing up.

“I often look back at moments, but this is something that is etched in my memory.”

Dad Dennis remains one of Arsenal’s greatest players after scoring 120 goals in 423 games.

He won a grand total of seven trophies during his north London career, including THREE Premier League titles.

Bergkamp spent 11 years with Arsenal before retiring in 2006, and also scored 37 goals in 79 games for Holland.

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