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Ex-Arsenal striker Woodcock urges fans not to write off Wenger just yet

Former Arsenal striker Tony Woodcock has come to the defence of Arsene Wenger.

Woodcock says it's too early for fans to be calling for Wenger to be sacked.

He told the Daily Star Sunday: "I believe everyone should keep calm and see what develops over the next few weeks.

"I can really understand the disappointment of the Arsenal fans, I am one myself - but it is not so easy to buy players in this day and age of player-power.

"When I look at the current Arsenal team, I look for a backbone - top goalkeeper, top defender, top midfield player and a top striker. I am still not sure if Arsenal have this spine that every team needs if they want to be champions.

"Arsenal have many good footballers - perhaps too many Indians but not enough chiefs.

"Arsenal should not just go out and buy new players for the sake of it - new players coming to the club have to be better than the ones already playing.

"To improve the current team, top players are needed - players that have won things.

"Let's see what happens in the next week or two - but it is too early to start calling time on Arsene Wenger."

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