Arsenal are still third in the Injury League this week with six players sidelined.
While David Ospina was predicted to have fully recovered from his groin injury in time for Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Red Star Belgrade on Thursday evening, he’s now been ruled out but should be back for City. Sead Kolasinac (hip) is also expected to return against at the weekend. Calum Chambers (hip) will not.
Meanwhile, Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Danny Welbeck (groin) should be back in action after the international break, which takes place after Arsenal’s trip to the Etihad.
Santi Cazorla (ankle) is out until goodness knows when.
Everton still top the Injury league table with Watford hot on their heals.
Southampton are still bottom while Chelsea and City continue to be blessed in the injury department.
Here are the current injuries reported for the top five in the table:
Barkley, Ross – Hamstring Strain
Bolasie, Yannick – ACL Injury
Coleman, Seamus – Double Leg Fracture
Funes Mori, Ramiro – Knee Cartilage Surgery
Keane, Michael – Infected Cut
McCarthy, James – Hamstring Injury
Vlasic, Nikola – Ankle Injury
Cathcart, Craig – Knee Surgery
Chalobah, Nathaniel – Knee Injury
Hoban, Tom – ACL Injury
Kaboul, Younès – Hamstring Injury
Pereyra, Roberto – Hamstring Injury
Prödl, Sebastian – Hamstring Injury
Success, Isaac – Knee Injury
Cazorla, Santi – Plantaris Injury
Chambers, Calum – Hip Injury
Kolasinac, Sead – Hip Injury
Mustafi, Shkodran – Quadriceps Strain
Ospina, David – Groin Strain
Welbeck, Danny – Hamstring Injury
Billing, Philip – Ankle Injury
Gorenc-Stankovic, Jon – ACL Injury
Hefele, Michael – Achilles Injury
Palmer, Kasey – Hamstring Injury
van La Parra, Rajiv – Groin Strain
Cameron, Geoff – Concussion
Crouch, Peter – Back Injury
Ireland, Stephen – Broken Leg
Johnson, Glen – Illness
Martins Indi, Bruno – Hamstring Injury