Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic has declared himself “100% fit” for the FA Cup final on Saturday, while he’s picked out Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as their biggest threat.
Pulisic joined Chelsea in January 2019 for a reported £57.6 million, making him the most expensive North American player of all time.
Initially he found it a little bit of a struggle to settle in at Chelsea but he’s impressed in spells this season with nine goals and four assists in 19 Premier League starts.
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Perhaps worringly for Arsenal, who face Chelsea in the FA Cup final on Saturday, Pulisic reckons he’s over a minor thigh injury and feeling fitter than ever.
“I never had a real issue. I’m 100% fit,” Pulisic told ESPN FC.
And the USA international had some praise for Aubameyang, who used to be his team-mate at Borussia Dortmund, ahead of their showdown against Arsenal.
“He is incredible, the way he gets in good areas,” Pulisic said.
“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.”
Pulisic added: “The final comes down to us against them, who is more ready to play on the day. Obviously it gives us confidence that we’ve been in good form, we’ve been playing well and we’re going to try and bring that into the game. In the end, it is one game and in a final, anything can happen.”