Ian Wright sends warning to Arsenal ahead of Chelsea clash

The Arsenal legend says the Gunners must win the FA Cup, with a top-four finish now looking unlikely

Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: Screen grab

Ian Wright has warned Arsene Wenger that Arsenal have to win the FA Cup with a top-four finish looking unlikely.

The Gunners have endured a tough second half of the 2016-17 season in the Champions League and the Premier League to heap pressure on Wenger.

Arsenal lost 10-2 on aggregate to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 as the Gunners fell at the same hurdle for the seventh successive season.

The north London side lost to Chelsea, Liverpool, Watford and West Bromwich Albion on the road in February and March to leave their title challenge in tatters.

Wenger’s side managed to build some momemtum in recent weeks thanks to three successive Premier League wins before a 2-1 extra-time win against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final.

However, Arsenal lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the north London derby on Sunday afternoon to all but end their hopes of a top-four finish.

Speaking to BBC 606 podcast, former Arsenal striker Wright explained what Arsenal must do with a Champions League spot seemingly out of their grasp.

“Arsenal have a problem getting in the top four. Arsenal have to win their FA Cup final against Chelsea now,” Wright said.

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The Gunners take on Chelsea in the final later this month at Wembley.

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