Pep Guardiola's City Suffer Major Injury Setback Ahead Of Arsenal Visit

Kevin De Bruyne is likely to miss Manchester City's home game on Saturday against Arsenal due to injury, according to reports as gathered by Sports Central.

Peo Guardiola's side have suffered a heavy blow ahead of the Arsenal clash on Saturday as Belgium midfielder is set to miss the game with injury.

The Daily Star reports that Pep Guardiola has been informed that the De Bruyne will miss the crunch clash with Arsenal at the Etihad on Saturday.

De Bruyne suffered a muscle injury to his leg in Belgium's 2-1 defeat to England last weekend at Wembley and had to be substituted late in the game.

The same story goes to say that while De Bruyne's setback is not considered a serious one, but it's set to rule him out of the Arsenal clash this weekend.

De Bruyne pulled out from the Belgian squad this week to face Iceland and, following the same story, returned to Manchester City to seek treatment for his injury.

The article goes on to say that Guardiola is unwilling to make De Bruyne's injury worse by playing him against the Gunners this weekend.

And it is alleged that Guardiola would prefer to focus on preparing De Bruyne for the Champions League group stage start at Manchester City against FC Porto next week.

The 29-year-old, who was crowned PFA Player of the Year last season, has scored one goal so far this season and has one assist for Manchester City in three Premier League games.

Manchester City are currently in 14th place in the table after winning just one of their first three Premier League games.