Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is set to be out for a few weeks, which may or may not affect his participation in City’s clash with Arsenal next month.
Speaking to the media ahead of Manchester City’s midweek clash with Shakhtar Donetsk, Pep Guardiola gave an update on Sergio Aguero, who limped off injured against Chelsea at the weekend.
“He’ll be out for a few games, a few weeks,” Guardiola said. “Exactly I don’t know, it’s his thigh. He’ll miss the derby.”
The derby Guardiola is referring to is the Manchester derby on December 7th, 12 days from now. It’s not particularly surprising the striker will miss that game, but given Arsenal play City eight days later, just under three weeks from now, it’s possible Aguero misses that too.
Clearly, the club aren’t completely sure just how long Aguero will be out for just yet. Knowing Arsenal’s luck, he’ll return just in time for that trip to the Emirates Stadium.
If you’re Aguero, having scored seven goals in your last seven games against Arsenal, and you’re aware of the problems the Gunners are facing at the moment, it’s hard to think of a better game to make your comeback.
From an Arsenal point of view, it doesn’t look like it will matter much either way at the moment. If Unai Emery’s side can’t beat Southampton then they can’t beat an Aguero-less Manchester City either.