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Mid-Day Ticker: Fabregas warning for Van Persie, Terry rejoins England and more

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Former Arsenal captain and long-time fan favorite Cesc Fabregas issued a statement of caution to current captain Robin van Persie.

Van Persie, now 28, has 18 months left on his current contract with the London club, but hasn't seemed to be in a rush to put pen to paper.  

Fabregas, who left in a much-publicized move over the summer to Barcelona, claimed that the upcoming summer may be the Dutch striker's last chance to move away from the Emirates or will otherwise stay and retire at Arsenal.  

Van Persie is in the midst of a great year for Arsenal, having already tallied 11 goals in as many games while registering three assists in the process.

Fabregas went on to state that Arsenal "can't afford to lose him."

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Having sat out of England's 1-0 friendly win over Spain last Saturday, John Terry is scheduled to make a return to the England starting line up — captain's band and all.

In his first match for the national team since his alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand, Terry will look to put his off-field problems behind him as the Three Lions clashes with Sweden this Tuesday.  England manager Fabio Capello scheduled a press conference, which Terry was in attendance for, however questions regarding the incident with Ferdinand were barred from being asked.

Terry went on to say that he was, "in a great state of mind" prior to the upcoming friendly.


After being rather unceremoniously relieved of his duties at the helm of Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti wants back.

Despite notching a Premier League title in his first season in charge in 2009, the Italian finished up the following season behind Manchester United and was promptly sacked by club owner Roman Abramovich.

Ancelotti boldly put a timeframe on his return to his managerial profession: six months.

The Italian has been linked with Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 recently, however Ancelotti reiterated his desire to stay in England.



Think Fabregas has a point?  Like how American players are shaping up abroad?  Is Terry honestly in a "great state of mind?"

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  1. How in any way, shape, or form can those statements be classified as a “warning.” Shoddy sensationalistic “journalism” at its finest ladies and gentlemen.

  2. “Like how American players are shaping up abroad?”

    where did that come from? Nowhere at all in the article was there anything about American players in Europe?


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