Arsenal equalised through Theo Walcott, before Shkodran Mustafi's second-half header cancelled out Sergio Aguero's strike, but the point leaves the Londoners in sixth on 51 points, seven behind City who now occupy the final Champions League qualifying berth.
How Wenger's dismissive comments will go down is unknown but Arsenal fans are planning another protest ahead of Wednesday's match with West Ham. "It was a mental test and overall you could see that the team was touched on the confidence front, the fluency in our game suffered". "Mathematically a draw is not the best solution for both teams but it is a point which will help us".
Arsenal remain seven points below fourth-place City, albeit with a game in hand, meaning there is work to do if Wenger is to steer the club into the Champions League for the 19th season running.
In the meantime Wenger is trying to focus on purely on-field matters but there were the inevitable questions in the post-match press conference about his future.
The video was accompanied by the words "More fans fighting at the game" with sleeping emoticons, indicating how such scenes have become depressingly common for Arsenal fans so far.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City squad continued to bleed points with a third consecutive draw.
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Arsenal lost Laurent Koscielny to injury at half-time and it was his central defensive partner Shkodran Mustafi who rose above City's defence from a corner to restore parity after 53 minutes. "The second half we started to complete more passes, creating more chances".
Gilberto would not be drawn on whether he thinks Wenger will leave Arsenal when his contract runs out in June.
"I'm not going to get into any detail but I do believe he [Wenger] is the right man [for Arsenal], added Clichy".
"I know he is appreciated by the club board, a little less by the club's fans because there are no results".
"After the first half, we score a goal, forgot to play", Guardiola said in a blunt assessment.
"What is important. I think if I've shown one thing in my 20 years, it's that I care about Arsenal, I care about the next game, and I will continue to do that as long as I'm here".