Another Man City star picks up injury

Another Man City star picks up injury with national team ahead of crucial Arsenal clash

by Jay Jay Sport

Manchester City have seen some key players pick up injuries during the international Britt with their national team and defender Manuel Akanji is the latest injury, missing Switzerland’s match with Ireland on Tuesday night. 

The biggest scare Pep Guardiola had came last week when it looked like Erling Haaland injured himself when he was training with Norway. The superstar was spotted limping off but ended up featuring in a 2-1 defeat to the Czech Republic on Friday.

Kyle Walker is a bigger concern also as the right-back came off during England’s defeat to Brazil on Saturday and has returned to Man City since then. The extent of the defender’s injury has not yet been revealed but it looks like the player will be out for some time and might miss the Arsenal match this weekend.

Now Manuel Akanji seems to have picked up a slight injury as Switzerland boss Murat Yakin revealed on Monday that the Man City star had picked up a knock and that the 28-year-old defender will also be unavailable in the Ireland match on Tuesday, reports The Irish Football news.

It is uncertain if the Manuel Akanji injury is serious but it is something to keep an eye on ahead of Man City’s huge clash with Arsenal in the Premier League this Sunday.

Manuel Akanji is likely to be fit for Man City’s match with Arsenal

As the March international friendlies are not very serious, many players have pulled out of their national team squads if they have minor injuries as they cannot risk being injured for the run-in with their clubs.

Akanji’s injury likely falls under this as the defender will want to be fit for Man City’s match with title rivals Arsenal at the Etihad this weekend.

The Switzerland defender should be expected to be fit for the clash with the Gunners but if it is something more serious, then this would be another huge blow to Guardiola during a crucial time of the year battling for the League title.

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