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Guardiola issues Gundogan update ahead of Arsenal clash

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In-form midfielder Ilkay Gundogan suffered a knock against Tottenham, and Guardiola has issued the latest update on the player.

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Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has offered a positive injury update on Ilkay Gundogan, saying the midfielder should be ready to face Arsenal on Sunday.

The German missed Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Everton with a groin muscle injury, as City made it 17 straight wins in all competitions.

Gundogan suffered the injury against Tottenham last weekend, and it appears he is set to make a quick return.

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“He is much, much better,” Guardiola said to the club’s website after the Everton game.

“It is not a big issue, but to avoid risk today, we have given him a few more days to recover.”

“But for Arsenal and Borussia Monchengladbach he should be ready.”

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“Of course Gundo is exceptional. We spoke about that. If you want to win titles and finals we need the whole squad.”

Gundogan has put himself in contention for year-end awards with his play recently, having scored 11 goals in his last 12 Premier League games.

That tally has already surpassed his previous career-high for league goals, set in 2018-19 when he netted six times for City.

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