Manuel Pellegrini was disappointed with not beating Arsenal at the Etihad on Sunday, in a match which ended 2-2.

The draw was the City boss’ last home game before he leaves at the end of the season to make way for soon-to-be former Bayern Munich manager, Pep Guardiola.

Despite going a goal ahead on two occasions through Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne, the Gunners came back to equalise both times, thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez.

Speaking after the match, Pellegrini revealed just how disappointed he was.

“I was disappointed not to win the game,” he said.

“Winning the game would have been a great way to say goodbye. I don’t want to analyse my three years here until next Sunday but the best way to finish would have been three points here and we couldn’t do that.

“We played with high pace, good movement, we played with a lot of intensity and having a lot of attempts, especially in the first 45 minutes. I don’t think we felt any pressure.”

Manchester City’s Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini applauds the fans after the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 8, 2016 (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

City were the better team. They had the better chances, although, watching the game, you probably wouldn’t believe we were two teams fighting for third (and potentially second) in the Premier League. Arguably, they should have won but, overall, the match was pretty poor.

We now face Aston Villa on the final day of the season while City face Swansea, who beat West Ham 4-1 on Saturday.