Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has apologised for his red card at Arsenal and insisted no decision will be taken on his future until the end of the season.
The 21-year-old was sent off in the dying seconds of
The loss dealt what could prove a fatal blow to City's English Premier League title hopes but could also have been Balotelli's final appearance for the club, with manager
However, Balotelli, who was dropped by
"I'm really sorry for what happened and for the disappointment I've caused Manchester City, and particularly to
"I would like very much to play for the national team, but yesterday I committed two fouls - they were not reaction fouls. I have not broken (Prandelli's) code of ethics. I have already missed out on the national team for one stupid thing - I will not do it a second time."
"Regarding my future, we will see at the end of the season. I will talk with the club and we'll see.''
Balotelli's sending-off in north London, which came shortly after
"He needs to change his behaviour if he wants to continue to play," the City boss said.
"I saw in my life a lot of players like Mario that are fantastic, arrogant guys. But, after, they lose all their talent like this and they finish in two or three years. Mario is this way."
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