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Newcastle are out of the bottom three after Alan Shearer’s side beat North-east rivals Middlesbrough 3-1. But with just two games left can they still beat the drop?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted his side does not a major overhaul in the close season and he will not be spending big money on new faces.

Though the manager admitted he needed to strengthen in certain areas following Sunday’s 4-1 home defeat to Chelsea, he still believes the foundations of a good side are in place.

“We have a team which is 22 years old (on average), why should we look for revolution?” Wenger told L’Equipe. “That would be stupid and not responsible.

“I still believe that when you have responsibilities, you have to make decisions and stand up for that. Until now we have not done too badly

“I do not think that the team needs major investments.”

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes Wenger should break with tradition and spend big this summer.

“Arsenal have not won anything in four years,” Petit said.

“Everything was done to bring together a young team and make it progress step by step, after [Thierry] Henry’s departure.

“But, at the end of the day, the transition did not work out.

“Arsene Wenger was always protected by David Dein, but today the shareholders, the fans and the press are doing soul-searching.

“Arsene is extremely intelligent, he is a visionary. I am not saying that he should change his ways, but if he made slight changes and managed to find a compromise between youth and experience, like Manchester (United) and every dominant team in Europe do, he would find the right mix.

“But it means spending more money.”

Newcastle are out of the bottom three after Alan Shearer’s side beat North-east rivals Middlesbrough 3-1. But with just two games left can they still beat the drop?

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