Football: IT'S NOW OR NEVER SAYS DEN; Bergkamp title warning.
Byline: ED CASEY Ed Casey (2 January, 1933 - May 1, 2006) was best known as a former leader of the Australian Labor Party in Queensland between 1978 and 1982. He also served as Primary Industries Minister in the government of Wayne Goss between 1989 and 1995.
DENNIS BERGKAMP Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch professional footballer. At club level he played for Ajax, Internazionale, Arsenal and also represented the Netherlands at international level. last night warned it is now or never for in-form Arsenal's Premiership title chasers after claiming they will never have a better chance of winning the Treble treble, highest part in choral music, thus corresponding in pitch to soprano, but associated with the voice of a boy or a girl. The term appeared in 15th-century English polyphony, probably as an anglicization of the Latin triplum, .
The 32-year-old Dutchman, who is enjoying a huge career revival, has backed manager Arsene Wenger's belief that the current squad is better than the 1998 double- winning squad.
And Bergkamp firmly believes they can go one better this season and emulate em·u·late
tr.v. em·u·lat·ed, em·u·lat·ing, em·u·lates
1. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation: an older pupil whose accomplishments and style I emulated.
2. Manchester United's glorious Treble of three years ago by winning the Premiership, FA Cup and Champions League.
Bergkamp said: "If you look at the team and all the quality we have it'll be such a pity if we don't win anything.
"If we don't win anything with this team, I don't see it happening with other teams. We are all at the peak of our careers and we have a great chance.
"We are in March and still in three competitions so hopefully we can do it.
"It's hard to say whether this is a better team than when we won the Double but if we don't win anything no one will speak of this team and they will always speak of the Double team.
"I feel you can only compare the sides when you actually win something and then you can see if this is a better team.
"Overall you would say with the players we have and the competitions we are in - we are still in every competition at the highest level - that this would be a better team."
Bergkamp's career revival has also coincided with Arsenal's brilliant recent surge which has seen them enjoy a 17-game unbeaten run that has propelled them towards the title, FA Cup and Champions League.
But the next week could define their whole season as they face Newcastle in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday and then can book their Champions League last-eight place against Deportivo La Coruna La Co·ru·ña
A city of northwest Spain on the Atlantic Ocean west of Oviedo. Perhaps predating Roman times, it was the point of departure for the Spanish Armada (1588). Population: 224,000. three days later.
Bergkamp is clearly relishing his new-found form and admits for the first time that he can now understand Wenger's decision to rotate the squad and leave him on the bench so much earlier in the campaign.
It is almost as if Bergkamp has been unleashed on the Premiership just at the right time to lead the championship charge when you consider his outstanding strikes at Newcastle and against Bayer Leverkusen.
Bergkamp said: "I do think that it's going well for me now.
"I've got some games under my belt and I feel the right form is there. I do get a lot of pleasure out of assists and scoring good goals.
"When it doesn't work for yourself it's ideal that you can put someone else in that position and they can finish it.
"That's the advantage with this team - there are so many players who can score goals and that's so difficult to defend."
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But Bergkamp has also insisted Arsenal must keep on grinding out results like they did against Derby on Tuesday when they needed true grit rather than total football to go back to the top of the table.
Bergkamp added: "It's always difficult against Derby. No matter how well you do away from home against them, it's always a hard game. I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
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"It was just necessary to win. There was nothing special this time - not a lot of good moments, although we had some chances, but overall the three points were the most important thing and we got that."
Meanwhile, Robert Pires, 29, has agreed a new contract extension which will keep him at Highbury until 2005.
Pires has agreed an additional one-year and improved pounds 40,000-a-week deal which makes him one of the best-paid players at Highbury, along with Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira Patrick Donalé Vieira (born June 23, 1976 in Dakar, Senegal) is a French football midfielder who currently plays for Internazionale Milano. He came to prominence during his time at Arsenal between 1996 and 2005, where he won three FA Premier League titles and four FA and Kanu.
In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). Pires, who joined Arsenal from Marseille Marseille
City (pop., 1999: city, 797,486; metro. area, 1,349,772), southeastern France. One of the Mediterranean's major seaports and the second largest city in France, it is located on the Gulf of Lion, west of the French Riviera. for pounds 7.5m in the summer of 2000, has been a revelation this season, scoring 11 goals and playing a major part in the club's Treble charge.
Gunners boss Wenger said: "Pires has made a big mental step forward this season. He gets forward a lot more and is more aggressive in the box.
"He is also better prepared physically for the English game English Game
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