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Arsenal might have beaten Chelsea to the FA Cup, after a 2-1 win against the Blues at the FA Cup final last Saturday, but Arsenal legend Bob Wilson is not optimistic about his old club’s future as Arsene Wenger is set to remain at the club.

Wilson is unimpressed with the progress of his former side and has admitted that the Gunners cannot compete with Chelsea.

“How are you going to get Antoine Greizmann to sign? Without the Champions League, the only way is if you can compete salary-wise to attract the players,” Wilson told BBC Sport.

“Chelsea bought the best player available last season in N’Golo Kante and Arsenal went for him too but came nowhere near the salary that Chelsea pay.

“So the board has to be realistic and say: Are we going to compete at this level?

“They cannot compete with Manchester United, or Chelsea with all the money Roman Abramovich has, or Sheikh Mansour has at Manchester City – these are clubs who can manage to go into huge debt.”

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