Bad news for Guardiola and Man City; Pep confirms two key players out v Arsenal

Manchester City will play a crucial game against Arsenal without two key players.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Manchester City will miss two key players against Arsenal this Sunday.
Manchester City will miss two key players against Arsenal this Sunday.
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Club football is back, and in the Premier League, a crucial game will be played at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Manchester City will play against Arsenal in a title-deciding game. At the top of the table, it is very tight between Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester City. Arsenal is at the top of the Premier League table with 64 points, while Liverpool is also on 64 points but is second due to goal difference. Man City is on 63 points, and a loser of this game will have it difficult to compete for the title this season. Arsenal seems to have most of their squad healed for this crucial game, but the same can't be said about Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

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During the international break, two players who suffered injuries from the Man City team were England's Kyle Walker and John Stones. In the friendly against Brazil, Walker only played the first 20 minutes as he tried to continue but was subbed off. While it was an early substitution, it wasn't as early as his teammate Stones, who only played the first nine minutes of the friendly against Belgium. He was subbed off the game in the 10th minute.

Rumors suggested the Man City pair would be ready in time for the game against Arsenal this weekend, but Pep Guardiola has spoken and has given the fans bad news. When Guardiola was asked about the injury updates of most of his players in the squad, he said, "Ederson is doing much better; Manuel Akanji will be 100% ready and available to face Arsenal. Walker and Stones will be out."

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Pep Guardiola on Kevin De Bruyne

A Man City player who suffered an injury before the international break was Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian midfielder has tried with the team ahead of the Arsenal game, and Guardiola spoke about the Belgian. Guardiola said, "Such an important player. It's been a tough season for him with injuries. He trained well yesterday. We'll see what we are going to do."

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