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Season 2010/11

Mancini looking for more capital gains

  • 05 January 2011 09:28
  • Posted by Chris Bailey

Roberto Mancini is hoping the Blues capital form continues tonight.

City have already won at Fulham and West Ham this season in addition to grabbing an opening day point at Tottenham.

Maintaining that impressive run in London would leave the Blues right at the heart of the title race.

“I think every game is difficult, but perhaps this will be all the more hard because we are playing against a team who have been together for many years whereas we have probably been together as a team for four or five months  - that is the main difference between the teams, but we will continue to improve,” reckoned the boss.

“They are a strong side with talented players who play good very good football – but so are we. We also have a strong side with talent and also play good football.

“My only regret is that we will be playing Arsenal without Mario Balotelli and David Silva because they are two very important players for us, but there is nothing we can do about that – they are injured and will be missed, but we have good players to come in.

“It’s never easy to go to London and win but we haven’t lost in seven trips, so we know we can win this game.

“I know we haven’t won away to Arsenal for a while, but we have to go into this game believing that we will win this time and I think we have a good chance of achieving this.”

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