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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.


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.


“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.”


“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.