Man City boss Pep Guardiola handed Kevin De Bruyne worry as Belgian returns

Kevin De Bruyne has handed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola an injury worry as is returning from international duty early.

De Bruyne was part of the Belgium team beaten by England in the Nations League on Sunday, with the Three Lions coming from behind to win 2-1.

The Belgians are now set to face Iceland on Wednesday night but the team have announced that De Bruyne will return to City as he “couldn’t be fit”.

De Bruyne was subbed off after 73 minutes against England with Belgium coach Roberto Martinez admitting there were concerns.

“I would not say that Kevin is injured… He said he felt something,” Martinez said.

“It is too early to know what he has, but he did not feel 100 per cent [against England]. It was rather a precautionary change.”

City boss Guardiola will be hoping it’s nothing serious with his side set to welcome Arsenal to the Etihad on Saturday.

The Spaniard is already missing a number of attacking threats with Sergio Aguero yet to feature this season and Gabriel Jesus also out.

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Guardiola hadsaid: "We don't have Sergio, we don't have Gabriel. We have Liam [Delap]. We have many options. Cole Palmer can play as a striker too.

“We will see. Sergio still hasn't trained and Gabriel was injured against Wolves so he will be out for a month."

Aguero underwent knee surgery in June, missing the last few fixtures of last season though is back in training.

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“We knew that the injury was difficult,” said Guardiola at the beginning of the season. “He is doing the job, and in maybe one month or two months he will be ready.

“Sergio was out for a long time and Sergio is not a guy who regains physical condition quick, so I think in one month or two months he will be ready.”

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