Charlie Nicholas predicts Arsenal will beat Chelsea, but reveals the only Chelsea player he’s worried about

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Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has dropped reason for sentiments while making his prediction for this weekend’s FA Cup final clash between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Arsenal defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup final back in 2017 under Antonio Conte, with Victor Moses’ red card helping Arsenal to a 2-1 victory, and Charlie Nicholas is hoping for a repeat of that game.

Ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final clash between the two teams, Sky Sports pundit and Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas, has predicted a win for the Gunners. However, he admits that Chelsea star Christian Pulisic could be a problem for the Gunners.

“The big problem for me is not so much our former player Giroud – although he has been in excellent goalscoring form – but it’s probably the player who has impressed as much as anybody apart from De Bruyne or Mane this season and that’s Pulisic,” Charlie Nicholas said in his prediction for Sky Sports.

“Pulisic has been absolutely breathtaking to watch, even as an Arsenal man worrying about him for this FA Cup final.

“But I’m pretty confident. We’ve got goals in the team at Arsenal, we’ve got pace. I’d like to see Saka start rather than Pepe with Lacazette or Aubameyang. I’m confident and I can see Arsenal just nicking it.”

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