The 29-year-old, Kevin De Bruyne substituted midway through the second half during the Red Devils 2-1 defeat to England on Sunday evening.

Kevin De Bruyne

A result which saw Roberto Martinez’s side slip to second in the table in Group A2 of the European competition.

The midfielder hobbled off in the second half of Belgium’s 2-1…

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt for Saturday’s match against Arsenal after withdrawing from the Belgium squad.

The Premier League player of the years is carrying an injury and will now return to Manchester City to be assessed.

It makes the 29-year old doubt for City’s league clash with Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The nature of De Bruyne’s problem has not been specified.

News of De Bruyne’s withdrawal comes at the end of what has been a damaging week for the number one side.

I wouldn’t say it was an injury,” Martinez said.

” It is too early to say, there was a feeling that he wasn’t right. “It was more precaution that we had to avoid ( somethings0, he wasn’t 100 percent.”

Missing De Bruyne would be a huge blow to City’s chances on Saturday against the Gunners.

De Bruyne’s team were thrashed 5-2 at home to Leicester City.

The midfielder has four days to overcome the undisclosed injury with City facing Arsenal

Manchester City is currently 14th on the Premier League table with one win-loss and draw.

Belgium is one point behind England in second place in Nations League Group A2 after three games.

News of De Bruyne’s injury comes after Raheem Sterling was forced to pull out of the England squad through injury early on.

However, it has been a tough start to the season for Guardiola, both in terms of injuries and results.

 

 

 

 

 

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