Pellegrini gives latest Man City injury update ahead of Arsenal trip

Sergio Agüero needs another week before returning from a hamstring injury, Manuel Pellegrini reveals

Sergio Aguero
Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero Photo: Sergio Aguero/Twitter

Sergio Aguero needs “one more week” before returning to action for Manchester City and will miss Saturday’s trip to Arsenal, Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.

The Argentina striker has not featured for the Citizens since suffering a hamstring injury during the 2-1 defeat at Barcelona earlier this month and will miss the game along with defender Matija Nastasic, who has a knee problem.

“We will see next week how Aguero improves,” said Pellegrini.

Arsenal have very good players and we will need to play a very good game if we are to win

Manuel Pellegrini

“The squad [to face Arsenal] is the same as last week. Matija Nastasic and Aguero will miss out. Micah Richards and Dedryck Boyata will work here.”

Pellegrini’s title-chasing City side head into Saturday’s clash at Emirates Stadium on the back of a comprehensive 3-0 win over derby rivals Manchester United on Tuesday night.

But the Chilean has warned his players that they will face a tough test against Arsene Wenger’s men.

“It was very important for the fans, club and players to win the derby,” he continued.

“Now we must continue and look to win the next match. Arsenal have very good players and we will need to play a very good game if we are to win.”

Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano: Chelsea FC closing in on signing of Christopher Nkunku
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Who does Martin Tyler support?
Which Football Team Does Commentator Martin Tyler Support?
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano: Chelsea FC closing in on signing of Christopher Nkunku
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Who does Martin Tyler support?
Which Football Team Does Commentator Martin Tyler Support?
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature