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Man City team news: Guardiola faces selection headache ahead of Arsenal clash

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola faces a headache as he ponders his team selection for the clash against Arsenal when the Premier League returns on Wednesday evening, according to inews.

The Spaniard is never short of riches to include in his Citizens side, but the enforced break due to Covid19 has given those who have missed large parts of the campaign through injury the chance to recover and get back to full fitness.

One of those players is Leroy Sane. The highly thought of German has not played for Man City since damaging his knee ligaments in August.

The Citizens attacker was expected to be ruled out for the entire Premier League campaign, but the three-month stoppage has given him the opportunity to return for the final 10 matches, and Guardiola could throw the 24-year-old straight back into his starting XI.

Another player who has been in and out of the side with injuries this term is Aymeric Laporte, the lynchpin to the Man City defence. He has also returned with a clean bill of health, and looks set to be a key cog in the wheel as the Manchester side chase more silverware between now and the end of the season.

A change in the rules allowing five substitutes to be used for the remainder of the campaign, and nine potential replacements named on the teamsheet, opens up the possibility for Guardiola to utilise a lot more of his Citizens squad, so having everyone fit and available is very much a luxury.

The contest sees the Spaniard going up against his former Man City assistant, as Mikel Arteta takes charge of Arsenal against the Etihad Stadium outfit for the first time.

All eyes will be on the Citizens to see if they can extend the ongoing wait for a first Premier League title for Liverpool for another few days, by seeing off the Gunners.

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