Arsenal vs Man City injury news - two doubts and four ruled out for top-of-the-table battle
The latest team news ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League encounter between Arsenal and Manchester City.
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Manchester City head to the Emirates with just one confirmed injury for Wednesday’s huge Premier League clash.
Pep Guardiola’s men will overtake Arsenal in the table and move to the league’s summit if they win in the midweek fixture, although the Gunners do have one game in hand.
But John Stones won’t be involved for City after Guardiola said two weeks ago that he will be out for around ‘three weeks to a month’ with a hamstring issue. Erling Haaland is also a slight doubt for the game after Guardiola revealed at the weekend he went off with a ‘kick’ during the 3-1 win over Aston Villa. Asked for an update in his pre-match press conference, the City boss said he wasn’t sure about the Norwegian’s availability.
“We train this afternoon. Right now I don’t know,” Guardiola explained. “Yesterday was about recovery from Aston Villa. That’s all.”
Ruben Dias also went off at half-time on Sunday but is expected to be involved in North London, while Phil Foden is an option once again after he came off the bench against Villa following recent issues with injury and illness.
As for the Gunners, Gabriel Jesus is set to miss out on a reunion with his former club for the second time in a month. The striker hasn’t played for Arsenal since the World Cup after he suffered a knee injury while representing Brazil in Qatar, but is expected to return in the coming weeks.
“[He is] doing really well he’s been doing quite a lot of work on the ball already and his rehab is going well,” Mikel Arteta said when asked for a Jesus update in Tuesday’s pre-match press conference, although he failed to give an ud
“Everyone is available from the previous game that we had, unless something strange happens today.
Elsewhere, the match is likely to come too soon for Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson who have both been missing recently due injury, while Mohamed Elneny is a long-term absentee.
Doubts: Smith Rowe (Arsenal); Haaland (City)
Ruled out: Elneny, Nelson, Jesus (Arsenal); Stones (City)