Mancini laments lack of concentration after 1-1 draw with Arsenal

After Laurent Koscielny's late equaliser condemns the Premier League champions to a third draw in five games, the Italian boss comments on side's inability to kill games off

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has rued his side's lack of concentration after conceding a late equaliser to Arsenal in their 1-1 draw at Etihad Stadium.

Joleon Lescott opened the scoring for the hosts despite the Gunners enjoying the majority of possession in the first half but, with the game entering its final stages and with City seemingly in control, Arsenal centre-half Laurent Koscielny rifled in an equaliser after hesitation from the home side’s defence.

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And Mancini felt that his side let themselves down with their inability to kill the game off.

"I'm disappointed because we were 1-0 up and we conceded a goal from a corner," the Italian told Sky Sports.

"After that we had four or five chances to score a second goal but we didn't close the game.

"We need to pay more attention. it was strange, with just eight minutes to go our concentration should be 100 per cent."

After wrestling control of the game from a lively Arsenal side in the second-half, City had several chances to add to their tally; with Sergio Aguero going close on more than one occasion and Vincent Kompany unlucky with an improvised bicycle kick.

"We had the game under control," Mancini continued.

"It was just the last 10 minutes. I'm not sure why. We were too deep. We had chances to score.

"It's difficult as we now have two points less."