James Milner admitted Manchester City have paid for their lack of "ruthlessness" away from home in 2012 after Arsenal dealt what could be a fatal blow to their Barclays Premier League title hopes.
The 1-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday left Roberto Mancini's men facing a barren season, with arch-rivals Manchester United going into the final six matches eight points clear at the summit - just over a month after City were the ones in control with a five-point cushion.
Midfielder Milner said: "We have been very strong at home, but away have not got the results we want. It is about having that ruthlessness on the road which we can learn from."
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