Arsene Wenger hints Arsenal will not sign John Terry

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John Terry is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season and it’s currently unclear whether he will continue playing.

The Blues have even released a statement to reassure fans the veteran defender could yet be offered a new contract before the end of the campaign.

But, if he does leave Chelsea, Terry is unlikely to follow the footsteps of Petr Cech by swapping Stamford Bridge for the Emirates Stadium.


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Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Monday morning, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was asked about the possibility of a move for the ex-England captain.

"If he plays longer, it will be for Chelsea," the French coach was quoted as saying by Goal.

"Great player, still is and is great coach on the pitch,” Wenger added while paying tribute to the 35-year-old. “[He] has had a great career."

Terry still has plenty to offer Chelsea

Terry still has plenty to offer Chelsea - it was only last season that he played every minute of every Premier League match for the reigning champions - and the fans would dearly love him to stay for at least another campaign.

The Chelsea captain remains the biggest influence in the dressing room at Stamford Bridge and has an abundance of knowledge to pass on to Kurt Zouma and new signing Matt Miazga.

Terry isn’t known as Mr. Chelsea for no reason and it seemed certain that he would be offered a coaching role at Stamford Bridge once he decided to hang up his boots.

Hard to imagine Terry joining another English club

However, if he does plan to play on, it’s hard to imagine him playing for another English club.

Although the same could have been said about two of Terry’s former teammates, Cech and Frank Lampard.

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