Arsenal must sign up a number of summer recruits before the beginning of next season if they are to continue to compete for major titles, according to Dennis Bergkamp. The Dutchman, who is now a striker's coach with Ajax, believes the addition of Kolo Toure's brother Yaya would be a particularly good acquisition for the North London club. Bergkamp told Sky Sports News, "It's wise to get some new players in for the team's sake. It's always a good feeling when you get four or five new players in the dressing room.” The Gunners have been linked with numerous players so far this summer as they look to maintain a sustained title challenge, a feat they haven't managed to achieve for five seasons. Bergkamp believes that Yaya's close ties with Arsenal could attract the Ivorian: "He [Toure] would fit in straight away, of course, because of family there. He was training with us I think for a few weeks." Whether the Barcelona midfielder's close connection with Arsene Wenger's team will be enough to force through a deal remains to be seen.
12 June 2009
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