ARSENAL legend Dennis Bergkamp was a “dirty” player, according to old pal Nigel Winterburn.
In an incredibly honest interview with FourFourTwo Magazine the ex-Gunners star lifted the lid on a host of secrets.
Winterburn had his say on who was “madder” out of Wimbledon’s Crazy Gang and the Gunners’ Tuesday Club and recalled an infamous tour blunder in Singapore.
He told FourFourTwo Magazine: “Dennis Bergkamp was sensational, but dirty as well – a lot dirtier than people thought.
“I got a couple of elbows in the face from him in training after someone annoyed him; I was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Winterburn, a former Wimbledon player as a youngster in the 90s, also had his say on who was “madder” – the Crazy Gang or Arsenal‘s Tuesday Club.
When asked, the ex-England defender claimed: “That’s a tough one, as the Crazy Gang was pretty mad.
“The players would do stupid things, like nailing your shoes to the floor.
“One time while we were abroad, [Dave Bassett] chucked his bed from the fourth floor into a swimming pool.
“I was part of the Tuesday Club, but not a full member, like Tony Adams and Ray Parlour.
“They were big drinkers… some left at 6pm; soime by 10pm; some were still out at 6am.”
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During the incredible full interview, Winterburn also recalled being sent home from a post-season tour to Singapore.
After the final game of the season against Norwich, the squad went for a pint and then-boss George Graham arrived to a table full of glasses – and only Winterburn and three others remaining.
On arrival in Singapore, the four were presented tickets by managing director Ken Friar saying they were all flying home immediately.
Physio Gary Lewin told Winterburn Graham was “fuming” at what he thought was the foursome having a “good evening”.