Arsenal have lost two successive Premier League matches since beating Stoke City 3-1 on Saturday December 10.

The Gunners latest setback came on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium where they were beaten 2-1 by Manchester City who were without suspended talisman Sergio Aguero and injured German midfielder IIkay Gundogan.

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger made one change to his team that lost to Everton at Goodison Park midweek. The Frenchman replaced England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain with Nigeria international Alex Iwobi.

Iwobi had a strong first-half against City on, getting the better of Argentine defender Pablo Zabaleta before fading in the second half. The Super Eagles playmaker was then hooked in the 65th minute with Oxlade-Chamberlain coming on to replace him. 

On came Oxlade-Chamberlain but only lasted 13 minutes on the pitch as he was soon forced off with an injury with Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny replacing him.

However, the most disturbing part of the substitution was Oxlade-Chamberlain’s hideous handshake with Elneny which to the bemusement of the Egyptian playmaker was inappropriate and disrespectful.

Oxlade-Chamberlain could be pardoned to have been frustrated by his injury but events like this affect team spirit and if things continue this way the Gunners might have just embarked on a long road to comatose.


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