Manchester City head into Saturday’s game still hot on the heels of Arsenal.
The Gunners picked up another win on Boxing Day despite not having Gabriel Jesus up top to maintain their five-point lead over City.
However, City are likely confident of catching the Gunners soon, especially given Erling Haaland’s goal-scoring form that has seen him score 20 league goals already this season.
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Pep Guardiola’s only two concerns are Kalvin Phillips and Ruben Dias.
Dias picked up a hamstring injury at the World Cup vs Portugal and looks set to be out for a number of games.
“Ruben Dias is injured and Kalvin Phillips is not fit, he did not arrive in the best conditions to train. Ruben has a hamstring from the last game in the World Cup and he is out,” Guardiola stated on December 22.
Guardiola also confirmed on December 30 that Julian Alvarez will return to the club in the new year: “He (Alvarez) will come back soon, yeah. After New Year’s Eve, he will be here.”
On Phillips, he added: “He (Phillips) is coming back fit. He is in condition to train at a high level and to play, and after we will decide.”