Dennis Bergkamp’s son, Mitchel Bergkamp, has been handed a trial by Arsenal, according to Charles Watts of Goal.
The 22 year old midfielder has been a free agent since the summer. He left Almere City, a club in Holland’s second division, where he progressed through the youth ranks.
He has been given an opportunity to impress at Arsenal and if he succeeds in doing so, he could be offered the chance to link up with Steve Bould’s Under-23 side. Arsenal’s Under-23 team has seen a lot of change over the summer, with a host of players being sent out on loan and a number of new signings both from England and abroad joining the team.
Only nine players in Bould’s side cannot play for Arsenal’s Under-18 team and this is evidence of a lack of experience. As a result, a number of first team players like Cedric Soares, Reiss Nelson, William Saliba and Joe Willock were drafted in to play the game against Manchester United’s Under-23 side last weekend.
Mitchel Bergkamp has never played at the top level in the Netherlands but he is 22 years old and could be an attractive option for the Gunners. The North London side have been looking at him in training over the past few days. He grew up in London and was on the pitch during his father’s testimonial against Ajax in 2006 which was the first game at the Emirates Stadium.
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