Manchester City v Arsenal preview

The problem will rule the Frenchman out of Sunday’s Premier League clash with his former club Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.

Midfielder Yaya Toure is on international duty at the African Nations Cup but manager Manuel Pellegrini has declared all other players fit and in contention, including captain Vincent Kompany and strikers Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko.

Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs has been suffering with a heel problem but is expected to be passed fit, while Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil are also in contention after coming off the bench against Stoke last Sunday.

Danny Welbeck (thigh), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Mathieu Debuchy (shoulder), Mikel Arteta (ankle) and Abou Diaby (calf) are all ruled out.

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