Pick your Arsenal squad for next season: who should stay and who should go? 

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Arsenal's squad could be completely overhauled if Arsene Wenger leaves Credit: Getty Images 

After another all too familiar Champions League humiliation, it's looking increasingly likely that Arsene Wenger will decide to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season.

If the Frenchman does decide to end his 21-year reign at the club, his exit could also signal the end for a number of Arsenal players.

Whoever did come in to replace Wenger is likely a complete a thorough squad overhaul in a bid to overcome the inertia that has crept into the club. 

Arsenal players have long been derided by pundits for lacking the steel and nous required to challenge the best clubs in England and in Europe so, given the opportunity, who do you think deserves a second chance and who is staring at the exit door?

After their European exit was confirmed in a second 5-1 thrashing against Bayern Munich, former Gunners striker Ian Wright said: "I still believe that the players - for a man that has had so much faith in them - have let him down continually.

"Everybody's always on about the leaders that Arsenal need, that's plain to see even in a game like today.

"I think with everything that's going on, in the dressing room, performances - you have to say it will take some monumental effort, some cataclysmic effort, for Arsenal to turn it round, in respect of the attitude of the players and the drive and determination.

"It feels like something is coming to an end."

Speaking after the first-leg embarrassment in Bavaria, former Man Utd midfielder Roy Keane - who has been consistently critical of Arsenl's attitude and mentality - was scathing in his assessment of Arsenal's players. 

"I don't know what you were expecting,' the Republic of Ireland assistant said in ITV's highlights programme. 

"There was a lack of leadership, character, hunger, desire. I have to say tonight at this level and this stage they're not good enough.

"There's no point being too critical because they're just not up to it. They have two decent players and the rest are average.

Arsenal look dejected after conceding five goals to Bayern Munich  Credit: Getty Images 

"When I see Gibbs with the captain's armband at the end of the game you're in big trouble,' Keane said in his role as a pundit on ITV.  "If he's your captain or your leader, if he's the guy who's going to bring everyone together, you're in huge trouble."

Sky Sports pundit, Gary Neviille, suggested Arsenal's 'weak' midfield was preventing them from challenging for the Premier League title. 

“Let me just throw this midfield at you: Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi and Ozil. Against Chelsea. Really?"

Graeme Souness has consistently claimed Arsenal players are fundamentally too nice to be a dominant team.

"They're like a team of son-in-laws," said Souness halfway through last season. "You wouldn't be disappointed if your daughter brought any of them home. There's no rascals their, they're all nice guys."

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