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.