Arteta said: “You want to go to every ground and win. To get into that position you have to do so many good things throughout 96 minutes and we’ve done a lot of them but at the end the games are decided in the boxes.
“The big teams, when you get there, you have to put them away. I’ve been in that dressing room for four years and I’ve seen a lot of teams come to the Etihad.
“To put the performance and play with the attitude, belief and resilience that we did, it’s really difficult, believe me.”
The Spaniard added: “Upset obviously not to get anything from the game the way the game went because I felt that we kept growing and growing and having more belief that we could actually get something from it.
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“At the same time I’m extremely proud about the way we played individually and collectively to put the performance that we put in tonight in this stadium. It’s not an easy thing to do.
“You need everything to go your way to get a win here and obviously when you have the three or four big chances we had you have to put them away because you know that in your box that’s going to be the case.”
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