Christian Pulisic provides fitness update and hails ‘incredible’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of FA Cup final

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 8:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement Christian Pulisic has been in devastating form for Chelsea ahead of the FA Cup final (Picture: Getty)Christian Pulisic says he’s feeling ‘100 per cent’ fit and confident ahead of the FA Cup final but has issued a word of caution to his Chelsea team-mates about ‘incredible’ Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who he knows well from their time at Borussia Dortmund. The 21-year-old initially struggled to make a significant impact after arriving from Dortmund last summer but has been one of the in-form attacking players in Premier League football since the season’s restart. Arsenal will no doubt have a specific plan to minimise Pulisic’s influence at Wembley but opposition defenders have largely come off second best in recent weeks, with the winger registering four goals and two assists in his last eight games. Aubameyang and Pulisic were team-mates for three years at Dortmund (Picture: Getty)Pulisic shared a dressing room with Aubameyang for three seasons at Dortmund and the American knows just how ‘dangerous’ Arsenal’s talisman can be in front of goal.‘He is incredible, the way he gets in good areas,’ he 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.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalPulisic 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.’Who will come out on top in the FA Cup final?Chelsea0%Arsenal0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Charlie Nicholas makes FA Cup final prediction and identifies ‘big problem’ for Arsenal against ChelseaMORE: Cesc Fabregas explains why his Chelsea team were winners and Arsenal were not FA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 21:18FullscreenFA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/fa-cup-final-arsenal-preview-press-conference-2220808/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.And worryingly for the Gunners, the United States international claims he’s feeling fitter than ever after making a full recovery from a minor thigh problem.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTPulisic was selected among the substitutes for Chelsea’s recent clashes with Manchester United and Liverpool but the youngster is expected to be one of the first names of Frank Lampard’s team sheet on Saturday evening.‘I never had a real issue. I’m 100% fit,’ Pulisic told ESPN FC.center_img Advertisement Christian Pulisic provides fitness update and hails ‘incredible’ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of FA Cup final Commentlast_img

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