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Two more veterans to follow Lichtsteiner out of Arsenal

Arsenal are ready to cut loose more veteran defenders after Stephan Lichtsteiner confirmed his departure yesterday.

The Swiss is leaving Arsenal after one season — and he could be followed by Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal, says The Sun.

Gunners boss Unai Emery is planning a major shake-up of his dodgy defence after missing out on Champions League qualification.

He wants to revert to a back four at Arsenal next season after his experiment of playing with a three-man defence failed to plug the leaks.

And that will mean big changes to a defence which conceded 70 goals in all competitions last season.

For now, Lichtsteiner becomes the fourth member of Emery's squad to depart after Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck all reached the end of their contracts.

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