Fuller issues physical warning

Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller has warned Arsenal to expect a physical encounter when the sides meet at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Tony Pulis' side are known for playing a muscular game and got the better of the Gunners in a 2-1 success at the Britannia Stadium last season which left Arsene Wenger critical of the tactics they employed.

Fuller was an interested spectator as Arsenal lost 3-0 to Chelsea last weekend amid suggestions that the north London club's game lacks a physical edge.

That has led the Jamaica striker to promise more of the same on Saturday, saying:"Arsenal are known for silky touches and trying to walk the ball in to the back of the net.

"But it's also proven that, when you play physical against them, you often win. Chelsea always do it and they always beat them.

"Last year, at home, we did it and we won. It's the only way we know how to play and it's certainly a good weapon to use against Arsenal."

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