Man City could be without four key players for Arsenal clash

Manchester City could be without key men Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling for the visit of Arsenal on Saturday, which could be a huge blow to their chances.

The Gunners will make the trip to the Etihad on Saturday evening to take on Pep Guardiola’s side for the early evening fixture.

We are currently looking like being without Kieran Tierney due to some controversial quarantine rules after one of his international team-mates tested positive for Coronavirus, but out rivals may well be missing some major stars.

De Bruyne has returned early from international duty, after being asked to be subbed off during the loss to England at the weekend, and was subsequently ruled out of the midweek fixture tonight against Iceland.

The Belgian is now a doubt for the weekend’s fixture, and Arsenal fans will be more than happy if he fails to make the fixture.

City may also be without Raheem Sterling, who has missed the entire international break for England, although it remains to be seen if he will return from his hamstring injury in time.

Inews states that Gabriel Jesus hasn’t trained this week for Man City as he works on a return to action, while they also claim that the match should come too soon for Sergio Aguero to make the starting line-up.

Arsenal will be looking to give a debut to new signing Thomas Partey, and should our rivals miss out on the above quartet, he could well be in line to enjoy a win over Pep Guardiola in his first game in our famous shirt.

Without the above stars, would Arsenal be favourites to get a result this weekend?

Patrick

Tags Gabriel Jesus kevin de bruyne Man City Raheem Sterling Sergio Aguero

19 Comments

  1. Eddie says:

    All these could be without could be without doesn’t get me up in my seat.
    Come Saturday, De Bruyne will play.
    If Jesus and Kun are injured, does it mean they’ll be without a top striker?
    I don’t know their option for the top 9. Anyone knows?
    I’m not sure about the rest, but I’m willing to bet De Bruyne will play.
    They pull this card a lot before a big game. This player might miss or that match, then suddenly they make a miraculous Recovery’l to play the game.
    What’s to say De Bruyne didn’t miss Belgium’s game because Pep spoke to their coach?
    But then again if all of them miss out, then good for us.
    I’m hoping Arteta won’t make the same mistake of giving too much respect and have us sitting back instead of attacking City.
    I don’t know about you but for a while now, their defense has been woeful than ours, but you don’t see the media singing about it everytime

    1. Rashid80 says:

      They were playing Mahrez as a number 9 in their recent games

    2. JJ.John says:

      Playing away doesn’t give home advantage but your readiness matters. Arteta should try by playing attacking football instead of playing more at diffensive, otherwise Arsenal will find it difficult to beat their second in 11.

  2. Ba Thea says:

    Spot on Eddie, Luiz has been made the worst defender in e league but the guy can walk into any Manchester club right now, the media will never give us a chance, Pepe always gets the ‘price tag/performance ‘ yet Maguire doesn’t even Harvetz is struggling yet they say he needs more time🤨. Let them underestimate us like they did in e cup and they will pay

    1. Gokky says:

      I am City fan; we have some decent defenders to go alongside Laporte at long last (Dias, Ake) but yep we’ve been shocking defensively for a while, relying chiefly on having the ball as our main defensive strategy!

  3. Harry Reginald Rotich says:

    I would love to beat a full strength Manchester City side. With the new signings Gabi and Partey in the mix I have a lot of confidence.

    1. Nkumbu Simwinga says:

      I am with you bro, but three points are so vital at this point

  4. Amadu Johnson Dawo from Sierra Leone says:

    what I want the team to do is that, is just to continue keep their commitment
    you can hair all about this guy’s injuries but at the end of the day you can see them at the starting lineup
    so let’s us contrate in our work

  5. jon fox says:

    Even in the very unlikely scenatrio that all four of those opponents are missing, City have such a deep squad that we are still very big outsiders. De Bruyne and Sterling are the two which I am most keen do not play. I believe that KdB will play and Sterling probably. Aguero less likely as he has been out for some time already.

  6. NWL Dan says:

    BBC sport reported yesterday that Kane has been rested by Southgate because Moaning Moureen asked him to protect him. Southgate said “England don’t risk players”.
    I would expect some players who were pulled out of international duty to play this weekend.
    Chillwell and Trippier have pulled out of tonight’s game and no Sterling. Saka and AMN are looking like they will be played. Everything crossed they don’t pick up injuries.

    1. Sue says:

      Kane starts… as does Ainsley…

  7. Sue says:

    We won’t see Sergio or Jesus, but we all know Kev and Raheem will play… tbf I don’t really mind who plays, am so bored with this interlull, I just want to watch a decent game of football! And our game certainly fits the bill.. Saturday can’t come quick enough!!

    1. jon fox says:

      Sue, So you are on first name terms with the players from the team you so adore. An interesting reveal!

  8. Dunchirado says:

    Only G Jesus will not play, others will play, Sergio is now back to training

  9. RSH says:

    It’s an away match against a top 6 side, so it really doesnt matter who is there and who isn’t our record is horrendous in these situations and the focus should be on winning no matter who they have or do not have. We’re not in the position to celebrate a KDB absence when we know they can beat us without KDB.

  10. Jeremy Poynton says:

    Can’t remember when we last had no players injured on international duty for Belgium. They managed to crock Vince repeatedly, even when we’d made it clear he was not fit.

  11. Gunner23 says:

    Me too enough with this break,

    I don’t think Partey (he Should) will start but maybe in for 30 minutes to showcase his talent.

    We have Tierney out

    ..Auba…..Laca…..Pepe
    AMN..Xhak..Ceba..Bell
    ….Sead..Gabs..Hold

    1. Khadii says:

      SAED???
      Thank goodness you’re not the coach

  12. Kondwani Tyson says:

    Even city without their first evelen team, we’ll be just defending

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