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Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City: Pellegrini Looking Ahead

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Manchester City have not won an away match in the Premier League since Kelechi Iheanacho's late strike against Crystal Palace in the middle of September. Monday's  2-1 loss to Arsenal was more of the same. Still Manager Manuel Pellegrini refused to look down upon his club, focusing on the positives.

"I am thinking about the future not the past. We have 63 points more to win. I think the way we played in the second half we are going to be an important team in fighting for the title" said the Chilean.

He continued: "In the second half we took more risks, we created a lot of chances, we had more possession, we had lots of shots but in a match this important you can't make mistakes.

"We played better than Arsenal but for the second goal we made a mistake and that was decisive. I am very proud of the attitude of the team though. We kept fighting until the end and never gave up."

Manchester City host Sunderland, currently in the bottom three on Boxing Day. After that it is a trip to face League leaders Leicester City and away to surprise-package Watford, two very lose-able games for the Blues.