Lack of creativity upsets Pellegrini.

Manchester City's lack of creativity cost us the game says Manuel Pellegrini.

The Premier League defending champions lost their home clash against Arsenal on Sunday putting them five points adrift from table toppers Chelsea.

Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored the two goals of the clash and the Gunners left Manchester with a clean sheet.

However, the Citizens' boss Pellegrini was disappointed they couldn’t find the back of Arsenal's net despite the amount of possession they had at the Etihad.

“We tried to play good football, had plenty of possession but we couldn’t find the spaces we needed to create better opportunities and overall I don’t think we played very well,” Pellegrini said.

“We played against a team who defended very well, but we conceded two goals from set-pieces – the first was a penalty but don’t think was the correct decision.

“I thought the movement of Vincent was unnecessary, but I didn’t feel it merited a penalty. It was an important decision because in my opinion, the game changed after that moment and we became nervous after falling behind.

"They defended very well and it wasn’t the usual Arsenal we are used to seeing – but even after they had scored a second goal there was still time to come back and maybe take a point. We just didn’t play with the ball when we had it.

“It is frustrating because I don’t recall Joe Hart having to make one save of note but we just weren’t very creative today.”

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