Chelsea captain John Terry is ready to put his troubles with the Football Association behind him and make a positive impact on the pitch against Arsenal this weekend.
That’s the assessment from a close friend of the player, with the former England international handed a four-game ban and fined £220,000 for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand yesterday following a four-day hearing at Wembley.
Terry has pleaded his innocence throughout, and was found not guilty of the same offence at a magistrates’ court in July. And, whilst the latest verdict went against him, the centre back is fully focused on making his mark against the Gunners on Saturday.
“He will be thinking about getting stuck into the Arsenal centre-forward and scoring the winner for Chelsea,” the friend told The Daily Star.
“It’s not as if he hasn’t had stick at the Emirates Stadium before.”
A source close to the paper also revealed that the Chelsea star has no plans to quit the Premier League, despite the storm surrounding the incident at Loftus Road back in October last year.
Terry has seen Didier Drogba prosper in China and David Beckham make a fortune in America, but he’ll be staying in the English top flight at Stamford Bridge for the foreseeable future.