Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that the Gunners could have lost the game against Manchester City in the final few minutes following the Martin Demichelis equaliser in the 83rd minute.

The Gunners had come from behind and were leading City by a goal when the Argentinean equalised and following that the players lost a little bit of focus and the Manchester club were dominating and even hit the post twice. The FA Cup holders, were dominant in the first half and deserved a point, but were lucky in the dying minutes to get away with that point.

Wenger was pleased with the performance from his team and believes it was an entertaining game played with some top quality football on offer. But the Frenchman is frustrated that his players conceded a cheap goal and threw away two valuable points.

"I think we produced a game of top quality. It was a game of top quality between two very good teams, played at tremendous pace, especially in the first half. We were unlucky to be 1-0 down in the first half and we did something remarkable to come back and be in a leading position," Wenger said, as quoted on Arsenal's official site.

"The only frustrating thing for me is that we didn't manage to keep the lead and gave a cheap goal away."

"That's where we have room for improvement because it was a very encouraging game but the way we conceded the second goal nearly killed our game because we could have lost afterwards - it was just a mental blow. But overall I think it was a top quality game," the Frenchman explained.

The 64-year-old manager admits that Asenal are an offensive team but maintains defence is an area that needs improvement going ahead in the season.

"We conceded two goals and I believe we are an offensive team. We go forward a lot but at the moment that's where we can improve," Wenger concluded.