Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out of their Saturday night Premier League game at home to Arsenal.
De Bruyne picked up an injury on international duty, which was far from ideal given Man City’s other injury problems in attack, as the playmaker returned early from Belgium duty.
Pep Guardiola speak to the media on Friday afternoon ahead of City’s return to Premier League action against Arsenal. confirmed their star playmaker will not play this weekend.
“Unfortunately Kevin is out,” Guardiola said. “I don’t think it is much but I think he will be out of the next games, but we will see day-by-day. [How long?] I cannot answer this question, because I don’t know.”
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In reaction to the news shared on Twitter by Man City Xtra and City Chief, some Man City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
Ffs Kevin get well soon 😢
— Kushagra (@Kushagra9320) October 16, 2020
This is why I hate international games just gives us unnecessary injuries
— Harry 🎃Ⓜ️🐝 (@GCPD97) October 16, 2020
When will we ever have a full squad for more than 2 weeks?
— Muhammad Owais Khan (@owaiskhan75) October 16, 2020
he needs a rest.. this is what happens when you make players play international games should’ve scrapped the international break & let the players work on their fitness instead but no they just had to play pointless games👍
— Bradley (@BradleyMCFC98) October 16, 2020