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.
Gundogan missed Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Everton with a slight groin muscle injury, as City made it 17 straight wins in all competitions.
But the Germany international, who suffered the injury against Tottenham last weekend, appears set to make a quick return.
“He is much, much better,” Guardiola said after the match at Goodison Park.
“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.”