Man City handed double injury concern ahead of crucial Arsenal clash as two players 'miss training'

Manchester City will be sweating on two injury issues ahead of this weekend's big clash with Arsenal.

Manchester City have been handed two fresh injury concerns ahead of their huge clash with Arsenal this weekend. Pep Guardiola's men take on the Gunners at home this Sunday, currently one point behind their title rivals as the final stretch comes into focus.

City can't afford to lose this one if they want to give themselves the best chance of successfully defending their Premier League crown. Although, there is just as much pressure on Arsenal, who have the hardest run-in from the three teams competing for the title.

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Both sides will need to hit the ground running after the international break, and both have been praying that all of their players return from international duty injury free. But City have had some bad luck on that front, according to The Telegraph.

That's because both Kyle Walker and John Stones returned from England duty with injuries, and neither participated in City training on Thursday. Walker picked up a hamstring issue in the friendly with Brazil, while Stones picked up an adductor strain against Belgium. Walker was sent straight back to City to recover after the Brazil game, while Stones returned as planned after the Belgium clash.

It's reported the English pair are now facing a race against time to be fit in time to face Arsenal on Sunday. It could be a huge double blow for Guardiola, with both Walker and Stones usually starters. In better news, Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish look set to return from groin injuries, while Matheus Nunes and Manu Akanji both trained as normal despite picking up knocks during international duty.

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