Thursday, 6th January 2011 

Arsenal and Manchester City played out a 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium last night which left City boss Roberto Mancini defending accusations he had been negative.

Throughout the 90 minutes, City often looked more concerned with avoiding defeat than claiming victory, being booed off at full time, and Mancini did admit that he felt one point was better than none.

"I prefer one point and being booed than no points and being applauded off the pitch", said the Italian. "We wanted to win, but sometimes the other team plays better than you and if that happens then you must not lose."

Mancini could at least point to injured trio David Silva, Mario Balotelli and Aleksandr Kolarov as reason for his cautious approach. City are though expected to iron out the final details of Edin Dzeko’s transfer from Wolfsburg in the next 24 hours as Mancini further boosts his squad.


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