Despite his long career at the top, he was never capped for England, although he was called into a few squads by Sir Alf Ramsey during 1969-70. He continued to play for the club in the trophyless years following the Double, playing more than 35 games a season for four seasons. However by 1975 age was starting to get the better of him, and he only played nine times in 1975-76. Despite a recall in 1976-77, earning 25 appearances, he was dropped again the following season. He left Arsenal in 1978, having played 468 times for the club, with 15 goals to his name.
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