Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne will not feature against Arsenal tomorrow night after picking up an injury.
The Belgian had to be substituted during his country’s 2-1 defeat to England last Sunday and it appears that he will now miss the next two weeks with a muscular problem.
Supporters on Twitter are frustrated that they will be without De Bruyne for such a pivotal game and they are hoping other players will step up to the plate:
we’re done pic.twitter.com/JxDv8BBaxd
— Prima Andhura ❁ (@andhura) October 16, 2020
— 🤟🏻⚡️2️⃣ (@mxnciteh) October 16, 2020
When will we ever have a full squad for more than 2 weeks?
— Muhammad Owais Khan (@owaiskhan75) October 16, 2020
This is why I hate international games just gives us unnecessary injuries
— Harry 🎃Ⓜ️🐝 (@GCPD97) October 16, 2020
Foden masterclass incoming
— Griffin (@GriffinKnaak) October 16, 2020
I hope we ditch the double pivot then, and play
Foden – Bernardo
— The Don (@Tshiamomrg) October 16, 2020
International breaks for u 🤦♂️
— Dutch (@TrueMessiFCB) October 16, 2020
Gundo masterclass then
— Shawn (@rubendays_RD3) October 16, 2020
end the season
— Siddhesh Shrikhande (@siddhesh_29) October 16, 2020
There is always a danger that a player will return with an injury after an international break and the Citizens have been hit hard by losing their most important player. With Gabriel Jesus still not fit and doubts over the fitness of Raheem Sterling, Guardiola has some selection headaches for the Gunners clash.
The City boss did confirm, however, that Portuguese pair Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo will be available for the game at the Etihad.