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Wright: Chelsea's Cole needs Terry protection for Arsenal visit

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole face a hot reception at Emirates stadium this weekend.

In his column with The Sun, Wright wrote: "It's obvious the Arsenal crowd will be focusing some attention on a former player who made the decision to move to Stamford Bridge.

"On Sunday, the referee will have a massive role to play - but so does John Terry. If I was the Chelsea captain, I'd speak to the officials and make sure they don't get caught up in the situation.

"As a strong leader of his team, I'm sure JT will do that as it could have a big impact. The fans will be looking at every tackle from Ashley and will be doing their best to stir things up.

"If the referee is strong enough, there will be no problem. If the fans get to the ref, Ashley will be in trouble."

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