Paul Merson: This Chelsea star will cause Arsenal problems on Saturday

Paul Merson highlights Eden Hazard as Chelsea's danger man against Arsenal in the FA Cup final

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Arsenal legend Paul Merson Photo: Sky Sports

Paul Merson believes that Eden Hazard is likely to cause Arsenal some serious problems in the FA Cup final on Saturday afternoon.

The Gunners head into the game looking to end the season on a high after the disappointment of missing out on a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Arsenal ended up in fifth spot which means that Arsene Wenger’s men will have to settle for Europa League football next season.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are gearing up for the clash as they look to make it a domestic double in Antonio Conte’s first season at the club.

The Blues celebrated their second Premier League title in three seasons last weekend as Conte’s men lifted the trophy at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard has been one of Chelsea’s star performers this season and former Arsenal star Merson reckons he will be the key to the Blues’ success against the Gunners at Wembley on Saturday.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Merson said: “The Arsenal defenders are going to have to have their best games of the season. If they can do that then you never know.

“I think Chelsea got it right by playing their first-team players against Sunderland on the final day. You want to keep playing and winning games and that was a good game to play in.

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“If Eden Hazard can get on the ball in the open spaces at Wembley then he cause problems.”

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