Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus test positive for COVID-19 and will miss tie against Newcastle

Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus test positive for COVID-19 and will miss tie against Newcastle

- Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus have tested positive for deadly Coronavirus

- These two players will miss Manchester City's next three games in the Premier League

- Pep Guardiola and his wards are currently struggling this term in the English topflight

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Manchester City have confirmed that two of their players Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus have contracted COVID-19 and will miss game against Newcastle United.

They are also expected to miss games against Everton and Chelsea in the Premier League.

Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus have been impressive this season for Manchester United and this latest development will be a great set back for Pep Guardiola.

The Citizens also announced that two members of their staff also tested positive for the virus even though they did not reveal their identities.

While confirming the latest development on their website, Manchester City explained that the club will definitely miss these two players in the games they will miss.

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''Everyone at the Club wishes our colleagues a speedy recovery over the Christmas period ahead of their return to work, training and competition.''
Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus in action for Manchester City
Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus test positive for COVID-19 and will miss tie against Newcastle. Photo by Simon Stacpoole
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Manchester City are currently occupying eight position on the Premier League table with 23 points after 13 games played which is not a good one for Guardiola and his men.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester City ran riot on Tuesday night, December 22, as the Citizens defeated Arsenal 4-1 right at the Emirates Stadium in the Carabao Cup.

The Gunners have now been eliminated from the quarter-final stage of the competition more times than any other side in the competition’s history.

It was a bizzare start for Mikel Arteta's men after Gabriel Jesus headed home the first goal as early as the 2nd minute.

Zinchenko had all the time and space in the world to whip a cross in from the left and Gabriel Jesus popped-up unopposed in the six-yard box to glance a header past Runarsson.

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Arsenal restored parity through Alexandre Lacazette who headed into the far corner in the 32nd minute to put his side back into the game.

City restored their lead in the 55th minute after Riyad Mahrez wrapped a free-kick around the wall which was too hot to handle for the Arsenal goalkeeper as he spilled it into his own net. 2-1

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