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Pellegrini: Destiny is still in our hands

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Manuel Pellegrini is hoping his team can take the Premier League title
Manuel Pellegrini is hoping his team can take the Premier League title

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his team can keep the destiny of the Premier League title in their own hands despite only drawing Saturdays crucial clash with Arsenal.

City failed to take advantage of Chelsea's defeat to Crystal Palace as they drew 1-1 in London. With Liverpool beating Tottenham yesterday, they are now four points behind the Merseysiders with two games in hand and a trip to Anfield to come next month. However Pellegrini insists he will continue to just worry about City and their results as the title race intensifies.

"The most important thing is we depend on ourselves until the end of the season," said the City boss.

"I see it exactly the way I saw it at the start of the season - I said it would be a close league with three or four teams fighting for the title.

"Arsenal still have a chance to fight for the title - we will see which team does things better from now until the end.

"Four teams have chances to win the title, and four teams will drop points between now and the end.

"Four points from Manchester United and Arsenal when both games were away is a good week for us".

Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta feels battling back to claim a point against Manchester City on Saturday will give the Gunners renewed confidence for the challenges ahead.

"It means a lot for us after two disappointing results in a row" said the Spaniard.

"Mentally someone has put it right and only we could do that"