Kevin De Bruyne, Jesus out of clash with Arsenal due to injury

Kevin De Bruyne, Jesus out of clash with Arsenal due to injury

- Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out of Man City's clash with Arsenal over the weekend

- The Citizens will also be without striker Gabriel Jesus who also picked up an injury while on international duty

- Pep Guardiola has confirmed that the duo will not be present for the crucial Premier League fixture

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Kevin De Bruyne will be missing in action when Manchester City host Arsenal in a Premier League clash at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola confirmed that the Belgium international will not be available for the crunch fixture against Arsenal due to the injury he suffered during the international break.

The 29-year-old captained his side when his country lost to England in the Nations League but did not play in the over in the 2-1 win away at Iceland.

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Kevin De Bruyne out of EPL clash with Arsenal due to injury
Kevin De Bruyne out of EPL clash with Arsenal due to injury. Photo by Catherine Ivill
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In Man City's official Twitter handle Guardiola said:

"Unfortunately @DeBruyneKev is out, but the rest of the players came back well.
"I don't think it is (serious), but the next games I think he will be out. We will see.
"I don’t know (how long for). I can’t answer because I don’t know."

It will come as a massive blow to the Citizens who need all three points to keep within touching distance of Premier League leaders Everton.

The Spanish manager has also confirmed the exclusion of Gabriel Jesus in his squad and will have to depend on playing without a natural striker for the fixture.

Guardiola's men suffered a crushing defeat to Leicester City by 5-2 at the Etihad and managed to have won only against wolves before being held to a 1-1 draw by Leeds United.

City have played a game less but will have to grind out a result with visiting Arsenal who knocked them

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Harry Maguire might not be available for Man United when they face a tricky test against Newcastle at St, James' Park over the weekend.

The Red Devils' captain has been heavily criticized for his poor form since the start of the new season but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in strong defence of his player.

The former Leicester City center-back was sent off in the first half during England's 1-0 loss to Denmark in the Nations League at Wembley Stadium.

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