Wenger not distracted by Terry trial

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Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are fully focused on their game against Chelsea this weekend, and have not been distracted by the on-going race row involving John Terry.

The Chelsea defender has been banned for four games and fined over £200,000 by the FA after they found him guilty of racially abusing QPR defender John Terry, although the 31-year-old is available to play at the Emirates on Saturday as he considers appealing his punishment.

Both teams go into the game in excellent form having yet to taste defeat in the league this season, and Wenger says he’ll be focused on ensuring his team continue their winning streak rather than what is going on away from the pitch.

“It is a case that has been spoken about a lot in the media, I just don’t think I have to come out on that, and just let the FA do their job,” he said.

“We do not want Chelsea to be weaker. We want to beat a Chelsea team that has all their assets and we do not even think about that.

“What we focus on is on our side, try to be at the best possible level, because, anyway Chelsea has 25 players of top level.”

He added: “Terry in the big games has experience and leadership qualities that can always important. We have no speculation about that at all.”

Arsenal have received a boost ahead of the showdown on Saturday, with Thomas Vermaelen available for selection having missed the 1-1 draw against Manchester City last weekend.

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