Arsenal boosted as Chelsea star set to miss match for Covid reasons

Arsenal has been handed a small boost ahead of their Premier League match against Chelsea this weekend after one of the Blues stars tested positive for covid-19.

Christian Pulisic tested positive on Wednesday morning and he missed their open training session, which fans were allowed to watch.

He has not trained with the squad since that time and will self-isolate for at least 10 days, according to the protocols.

The American remains one of the most important players to the West Londoners and he was among the goals as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 in their season opener.

The game against Arsenal should be a significantly tougher one for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

The Gunners lost their first league game of the season and will be raring to go against the Blues when they come visiting.

Speaking ahead of the match, Chelsea coach Tuchel confirmed Pulisic’s absence in an interview by saying, as quoted by The Daily Mail:

‘Christian (Pulisic) is unfortunately pretty easy to explain. 

‘He had a positive test and needs to follow the protocols. He’s not in training and not available for the game (against Arsenal).’ 

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  1. Very useless post (Boosted really???). Chelsea without Pulisic are not a weak team. They can cope without him and Mount. They still have pretty decent midfielders and attacking treats. You should be worried for our dear Arsenal without Auba, Laca and Thomas absence even though i feel they are gradually degrading with the latter injury prone. I wonder what Arsenal would look like without a striker , Saka and Emile (I know you’d say Odegaard). We still have the “test-run coach” factor.My brother…just accept that Arsenal is playing a different league this season. hahahaha! Up gunners! Well this is football, anything can happen! Kreonke Out!!!

  2. CFC do not need Pulisic, Leno may lend them a helping hand as usual. Hope Ramsdale takes a bow against CFC.

  3. Wow, you deleted my comment cause I was disgusted that we should benifit from a player who had covid. Shame on you!

  4. I think the English FA should blow up attacking players, who prevent goalkeepers from attacking the ball. Some writers call it bullying a team (watch second goal scored against Arsenal) I call it interference. Preventing goalkeepers from playing.
    Did the law change in this regard?

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