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Former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson to undergo treatment for prostate cancer

Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman with goalkeeping coach Bob Wilson (right) during a training session in 2002 Credit: Nick Potts/PA

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson is to undergo treatment for prostate cancer.

The 72-year-old was at Wembley for yesterday's FA Cup semi-final between the Gunners and Wigan Athletic. He's cancelled forthcoming work and charity commitments in the near future, but says he's planning to return to public life as soon as possible.

Bob Wilson making a save at Stamford Bridge in a football match against Chelsea in 1970 Credit: PA

Wilson played for Arsenal in the 1960s and 70s. He retired from playing in 1974, and then took up a coaching role with the club for several years.

Wilson, also a BBC and ITV television presenter, said he's very confident that the treatment he's receiving will prove successful.