Things just went from bad to worse. Arsenal can’t seem to get over their recent run of poor form. They lost 0-3 to Manchester City. Goals from Robinho, Stephen Ireland had sunk Arsenal to a 2 goal deficit when substitute Daniel Sturridge completed a miserable day for the London side by scoring from the penalty spot in stoppage time.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger stripped William Gallas of the captaincy at Eastlands and the French defender did not travel with the rest of the squad after making critical comments about the team in midweek and goalkeeper Manuel Almunia wore the armband instead. The France defender questioned their fighting sprit and also spoke of squabbling behind the scenes. It is understood he was omitted from the team as Wenger was dismayed by the player’s comments. Arsenal went into this match without the likes of Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas, Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor as well as Gallas and it showed – without Gallas at the back, the Gunners looked vulnerable and their title hopes look a distant dream after their fifth defeat in the league.