Arsenal legend David Seaman claims Ukraine international Mykhaylo Mudryk only moved to Chelsea because of the money.
The Gunners were reportedly keen on signing the Ukrainian attacker this month, but the Blues swooped in with a bigger bid to secure his services.
Arsenal ended up signing Belgium international Leandro Trossard, and former Gunners goalkeeper David Seaman felt Mudryk's arrival would have upset the squad at the Emirates Stadium.
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"When he came on he looked really good I was really impressed with a lot of his control, the way he was going past defenders, the little passes that he saw," the Arsenal legend said on Seaman Says podcast.
"I was thinking he looked special and I thought I would've liked him at Arsenal if I'm honest.
"He's gone for the money! You would think that [Gabriel] Martinelli would be the one because when he came on against Liverpool he was on the left so would it be for Martinelli or as another striker.
"I'm quite happy he didn't he would've upset the squad, I'm sure it would. We can't compare with people like Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool and even Man United on the financial side of deals. If we do something really special this year that puts us back up there."
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