De Bruyne blow confirmed by Guardiola as Man City star faces spell on sidelines

Kevin De Bruyne is out of Manchester City's Premier League clash with Arsenal tomorrow.

City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed the midfield playmaker will miss Saturday's Etihad encounter and could also be absent for a few games.

De Bruyne came off towards the end of Belgium's 2-1 Nations League defeat to England at Wembley, after suffering from muscular discomfort.

Although the injury is not serious, City are unwilling to risk playing De Bruyne this weekend and risk him aggravating the problem and losing him for a potentially longer spell.

“Unfortunately Kevin is out, but the rest are okay,” said Guardiola. “I don't think it's much but the next games he will be out.

“But everyone came back, they came back better than the previous time, because the previous time Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva and another one were injured and couldn't play.”

Sergio Aguero, who has yet to play this season, after undergoing knee surgery in June, has been in full training, and could be part of the matchday squad.

“Sergio is training well and we're happy,” said Guardiola. “He’s been training for three or four days and we are happy. I'm happy to see him on the pitch after so long.”

City – who have taken just four points from their opening three Premier League games – begin their Champions League campaign at home to FC Porto next Wednesday.

They then face a bust week of trips to West Ham, Marseille and Sheffield United before the end of October.

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