The Blues take on the Gunners on Saturday at Wembley with both their managers looking to win silverware in their first season in charge of their respective clubs
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Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic has insisted he is fit and raring to go ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal.
The American attacking midfielder has been in great form since the end of lockdown, scoring four goals and creating two assists to help his side to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League.
There were some fears he could miss the game against the Gunners, however, as he was substituted with 12 minutes to go of Sunday’s 2-0 win against Wolves.
He also added that his side were making special plans to deal with the threat of his former Dortmund teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has scored 28 goals in all competitions for Arsenal this season.
“I know him quite well,” Pulisic continued. “He is incredible, the way he gets in good areas. He’s always dangerous, so we are definitely going to have to be cautious of that, and they have some other good players. But he is definitely one guy that you have to look out for.
“We’ll always be good friends. I played together with him for a long time. Right now, we are definitely focused and want to win. It is going to be a good battle; and not so much on the pitch, but we will always be friends off the pitch.”
The clash between the two London sides on Saturday is too close to call, with both teams in relatively good form going into the game.
Chelsea have won five of their last seven games in all competitions, while Arsenal finished the season strongly, beating the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City on their way to an eventual eighth placed finish.
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