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‘We were the better team’, claims Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini after defeat to Arsenal

first_imgManuel Pellegrini insists his Manchester City side were the better team despite losing 2-1 away to Arsenal on Monday night.City were blown away by two first half goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud before Yaya Toure’s late goal sparked a late onslaught.And even though Arsenal missed a number of chances to extend their lead, Pellegrini – who is under pressure with reports that Pep Guardiola is set to replace him in the summer – pointed to the statistics to back up his assertions.“I am not unhappy with the performance,” said Pellegrini.“I think we played better than Arsenal. The different in statistics in the game show we had more possession, more attempts and more shots on target.“Football is decided in two or three points that we made, especially a mistake for the second goal.”last_img read more