Where Are They Now? Arsenal’s 1997/98 Double winners
The peerless orchestrator of so much that was good about Arsenal this season, Bergkamp’s superb performances in the first three months of the campaign (never better illustrated than by his seismic hat-trick at Filbert Street against Leicester) set Arsenal on their way in those opening months.
A slight loss of form and late-season injuries ruled him out of the defining end-of-season clashes, but the non-flying Dutchman embodied Arsenal’s new, enlightened approach to the game.
After eventually departing (and retiring) in 2006, Bergkamp approached his coaching career with gusto and is now assistant manager at Ajax.
Wright’s goal-laden start to the campaign – including a hat-trick in September against Bolton at Highbury which saw him break Cliff Bastin’s long-held goalscoring record – petered out by November, and Nicolas Anelka took his place in the side.
He only returned once the league title had been secured, joined West Ham and later played for Nottingham Forest (loan), Burnley and Celtic.
Always keen to further his media career, Wright hosted a Friday night chat show – Friday Night’s All Wright – before later becoming a prominent pundit on both the BBC and ITV.