Barcelona defender and former Arsenal player Giovanni van Bronckhorst fears the Gunners can only get better as the teams prepare to do battle in Paris for the Champions League trophy on Wednesday.

Van Bronckhorst, who is a member of Holland´s World Cup squad, is one of the players who was forced out at Highbury by the emergence of young talent - in his case Ashley Cole - and he is impressed by the way a sometimes makeshift side has progressed to the Stade de France final.

"I´ve seen a lot of Arsenal games on TV and it is amazing when they had the good run in the league and the Champions League that they were missing a lot of important players," he told PA Sport.

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