Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expresses concern over Erling haaland injury ahead of crucial match vs Arsenal

Manchester City has been hit by a blow after Erling Haaland was forced to sub off at the half time during the clash against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium where the Pep Guardiola side eased past Unai Emery’s team.

Erling Haaland is phenomenal since his arrival at man City from Borussia Dortmund as the Norwegian has scored 321 goals in his 29 appearances for the Citizens. Staggering!

The Viking is Man City’s top scorer in the Premier League as well as in the UEFA Champions League and instantly becomes the fan favorite after what he brings to his game.

However, Man City and Pep Guardiola are tensed over Haaland’s fitness as the top scorer suffered a knock just before the first half after a clash with Emi Martinez as instantly, he was seen holding his thigh.

“He had a big knock, he was uncomfortable. We didn’t want to take a risk and we will assess the next day how he does. If the result was tighter then maybe I don’t do it.”- Guardiola told post-match press conference.

“I don’t think he’s injured but tomorrow we will see. Hopefully, he can be in for Wednesday, if it is a risk or he is not ready he’s not going to play.”- the Man City boss further added.

The importance of Erling Haaland is beyond imagination as he is instrumental to Man City’s success over the past few months and Pep will be desperate to have his number nine back in action sooner than later.

“Erling is our best player, our most go-to guy. He is more than just a center forward.”- Guardiola concluded.

Manchester City will face Arsenal next which already has promised one heck of a game as a win will see them top of the point table for the first time this season and Pep will be hoping for another blockbuster Erling show.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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