David Silva out vs Arsenal
A few hours before the team sheets were announced on Sunday, the news broke.
David Silva is out for Man City against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Silva, who was in the Spain squad at the 2018 World Cup, missed several matches last season for personal reasons.
But the reason for Silva’s absence against Arsenal this weekend was medical.
According to reports, Man City’s medical staff have decided not to risk the midfielder in the opening weekend of the season.
That’s likely to be a boost for Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden, who should be involved on Sunday.
The medical staff took the decission yesterday in the morning about David Silva. He was agree. He is okay and he could play minutes but is not 100% and having Bernardo, Foden..it is not necessary to risk. Too soon for doing it. But if it were a important play sure he would play.
— Jose Alvarez Haya (@10JoseAlvarez) August 12, 2018
Man City’s squad vs Arsenal
Man City’s squad for the Arsenal game is as follows.
Goalies: Ederson, Claudio Bravo, Daniel Grimshaw
Defenders: John Stones, Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi, Aymeric Laporte, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden
Forwards: Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero
The big concern for Arsenal on Sunday is who to deploy at left-back.
Sead Kolasinac is out for around 10 weeks with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal has also been struggling for fitness.