Manchester City was dealt a major blow for this weekend’s match against Arsenal.
Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out of Saturday’s match due to injury.
The Belgian playmaker had to withdraw from his nation’s midweek match with Iceland.
He was substituted during Belgium’s 2-1 loss to England last weekend.
City manager Pep Guardiola says he’s not sure how long he’ll be out.
However, he doesn’t think it’s too serious.
“Unfortunately, Kevin is out, but the rest of the players came back well. I don’t think it is much, but the next games I think he will be out,” says Guardiola.
City hasn’t won an EPL fixture since its opening match against Wolves.
His omission from the roster adds to the list of injury concerns for the club.
Gabriel Jesus is still out while Sergio Aguero is back training with the team but not ready for action just yet.
It’s not known if De Bruyne will be available for their opening game of the Champions League on Wednesday against FC Porto.
Saturday’s game from Etihad stadium goes at 5:30 pm. (JSL)