Arsene Wenger maintains Arsenal must focus on their own performance against Chelsea on Saturday - and not whether John Terry is in the side.
The verdict from Terry's disciplinary hearing into a charge the Blues skipper used racist language on the pitch could come as soon as Thursday.
Should the Football Association independent regulatory commission find the former England captain guilty of a racist slur towards QPR's Anton Ferdinand in October last year, then the centre-back would likely be facing a lengthy ban.
Wenger, though, insists the Gunners must only concentrate on themselves as they look to continue a positive start to the new season, having cruised into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with a 6-1 victory over Coventry.
The Arsenal manager said: "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.
"We do not want Chelsea to be weaker. We want to beat a C...