The FA have stripped John Terry of the England captaincy with the Chelsea defender awaiting trial for alleged racial abuse.

Terry has pleaded not guilty to the allegations, but the FA saw fit to act after the trial was delayed until July, after this summer's Euro 2012.

Yaya Toure says he is confident Manchester City can still win the league, with the Blues stuttering with the Ivorian on Africa Cup of Nations duty.

Mikel Arteta has admitted Arsenal's recent form is "not good enough", calling on his side to urgently improve as the Gunners challenge for a top four finish.

TRANSFER NEWS

Real Madrid are reportedly ready to sell Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea in order to fund a bid for Manchester City's Sergio Aguero. (Daily Mail)

With Ravel Morrison having left Old Trafford, Ezekiel Fryers is the latest United youngster said to be stalling on a new contract offer. (Sky Sports)

And finally, Luis Suarez has emerged as a transfer target for Juventus, who are looking to replace Alessandro Del Piero this summer (Daily Star)

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