Arsene Wenger and Arsenal went some way to answering their critics by twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday,
Securing Champions League qualification appears increasingly unlikely for the Gunners, as intense speculation over the manager’s future continues.
City led twice through goals from Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero at Emirates Stadium, only for Pep Guardiola’s men to surrender their advantage on each occasion and miss an opportunity to close the gap on Chelsea following the league leaders’ surprise loss at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi were the men to get the hosts level in the first and second half respectively, a share of the spoils leaving Arsenal sixth in the table, seven points behind fourth-placed City and facing the prospect of missing out on a place in UEFA’s elite competition for the first time during Wenger’s reign.
The Frenchman, out of contract at the end of the season, is yet to announce a decision on his future amid vociferous protests from some Arsenal supporters, who are likely to remain unconvinced by a determined but characteristically inconsistent performance on home soil.
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