- Kevin de Bruyne may be ruled out of City clash with Arsenal following injury he sustained
- The Belgian was substituted during his country’s game against England
- Manchester City are billed to face Arsenal on Saturday and the player is doubtful
Kevin de Bruyne could not complete Belgium’s game against England after the Manchester City star hobbled off the pitch following an injury.
Latest reports have it that the 29-year-old has left the national team and returned to the Emirates stadium, meaning he won’t be in action when Belgium face Iceland on Wednesday, October 14.
Dailymail are reporting that The Royal Belgian Football Association discovered a problem with the player’s fitness and asked for him to be replaced in the 73rd minute during their UEFA Nations League loss to England at Wembley.
And this is not good for City fans ahead of their crucial Premier League game against Arsenal on October 17 as the Citizens are yet to record a win since their first Premier League match of the season against Wolves on September 21.
De Bruyne's team were thrashed 5-2 at home to Leicester City in shocking fashion before being held by Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United in their last Premier League outing.
City lie in 14th place in the top-flight table and lost their last match against Mikel Arteta's side - a 2-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat at Wembley in July.
Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero could leave Premier League club Manchester City to make room for the transfer of Lionel Messi who was linked with the club during the summer transfer window.
Messi earlier submitted his transfer request at Barcelona amid reports that the Citizens had prepared to pay the Argentine a whopping £450 million as part of a plan that involves New York City FC.
City have been heavily linked with the 33-year-old and were ready to pay him the huge amount as part of a five-year plan that would eventually see him join New York City FC.
However, Legit.ng earlier reported that Jurgen Klopp has responded brilliantly to a letter by an 11-year-old fan who has expressed concerns over starting secondary school, with the Liverpool boss replying over the weekend.
Little Lewis Balfe, 11, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, sent his ‘idol a letter during the summer holidays and now the tactician has replied.
According to Klopp, he is sending his sincere response as he admitted he got too nervous as well as he opened up.
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