Arsenal legend Bergkamp admits losing millions over flying fear

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp admits his fear of flying cost him millions during his playing days.

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp admits his fear of flying cost him millions during his playing days.

In his new autobiography, the Dutchman - who spent 11 years in north London before retiring in 2006 - revealed that he would waive extra money when signing new contracts because of his aerophobia.

Bergkamp revealed: "In talks with Arsenal, if I said 'a million' they automatically deducted a hundred grand 'because you don't fly'. And I accepted that."

Bergkamp scored 120 goals for Arsenal in 423 games, while he also made 79 appearances for Holland between 1990 and 2000, scoring 37 times.

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