Just within three weeks, Arsenal have been reduced to fighting for fourth place after a horrendous display against the Citizens at the Etihad.
One player has been singled out for blame and that is Mesut Ozil. However, former Arsenal star Ian Wright has leapt to the defense of the German star.
The 28-year-old was slammed last week after appearing to duck when the Gunners conceded a late headed winner against Everton.
And he did himself few favours with a no-show in Sunday’s defeat to Manchester City.
Writing for The Sun he said: “Mesut Ozil in particular has come in for tons of stick — and there has got to be a reaction from him to that.
“We all know the quality he’s got, so there can be no excuse for the performance he served up at the Etihad.
“I’m not interested in all the stuff being chucked around about how he was walking. That’s pretty much irrelevant.
“When people went on about that it was wrong, because City were actually in front of him, Arsenal were pretty much in shape and if he’d have bombed around, he’d have left a gap and been hammered for that.
“He does need to start delivering more than he is right now, though, because frankly he is letting down all those fans who continue to fight his corner.
“But while Ozil needs to buck his ideas up, he’s far from the only one. The problem for Arsenal is a collective one, not individual.
“And they need to stick together like never before now — there is no hiding place after the City defeat.”
Arsenal will be seeking to get back to winning ways when they welcome West Brom to the Emirates on Boxing Day.