Arsene Wenger pleased with Gunners' display at the Etihad.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has scored six goals in his past seven Premier League games.
Arsene Wenger wasn't disappointed Arsenal missed a chance to take all three points after they played out a 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday as Alexis Sanchez's equaliser spoiled Manuel Pellegrini's last game at the Etihad.
Sergio Aguero scored the first goal early in the game as he slotted the ball into the bottom corner from 18 yards.
Olivier Giroud headed in the leveller two minutes later, but Kevin de Bruyne's strike restored the Citizens' lead in the second half before Sanchez fired in Giroud's lay-off to grab a point for the north London club.
"I am not disappointed because twice we were losing and twice we came back. It was a game that was very, very intense," BBC Sport quoted the Frenchman saying after the match.
"I was surprised by the intensity of City's start. We expected an intense game but they really came out with strong pressure.
"The good thing is that we absorbed it and we've shown good character today."
Arsenal scored with their only two shots on target, and Giroud registered his first goal in his past 16 Premier League appearances.