Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged Gunners boss Mikel Arteta to make "a minimum of five changes" this summer after the club's disappointing campaign.
Keown believes Arsenal's main problems lie at the back, naming left-back Kieran Tierney as "the only one who is a shoo-in as a defender."
The Gunners do have a core of young players like Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli who Keown says they can build around, but he believes that "there is huge surgery to be made by the manager."
Speaking to talkSPORT, Keown said: "Well, it's a time for change in terms of the players, personnel.
"One to 11, if you go right through the team, [Bernd] Leno's not signing a new deal by all accounts, [Hector] Bellerin at right-back is not holding that position down, the two central defenders, you'd say there is uncertainty over who is going to play there.
"[Kieran] Tierney the left-back is probably the only one who is a shoo-in as a defender."
Keown then added: "You run right through the team and it's the young kids really that are the backbone of the team. [Bukayo] Saka, [Emile] Smith Rowe have been outstanding this season.
"I think a minimum of maybe five changes. I think the front players are still good – I'd keep [Alexandre] Lacazette, I like him actually in the club.
"[Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang's had his problems this season, [Gabriel] Martinelli needs to be used more, maybe on the wing perhaps. Then you've got Saka to play, Smith Rowe, make sure they build those careers.
"But they need a base in midfield, [Thomas] Partey needs a partner alongside him, they need to spend there. Gabriel [Magalhaes] has been disappointing as a central defender, David Luiz is about to leave. So there is huge surgery to be made by the manager."
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