Nathan Ake compelled off vs Arsenal – leaving Man City badly wanting defenders

Manchester City‘s defensive harm disaster worsened as Nathan Ake was compelled off injured towards Arsenal.

Ake could not proceed within the first half of the crunch Premier League title conflict on the Etihad. Kyle Walker was already dominated out whereas John Stones was solely match sufficient for the bench after their worldwide obligation points with England.

Pep Guardiola, who’s additionally at present with out first-choice goalkeeper Ederson, opted to introduce Rico Lewis as a substitute of Stones. Ake had one of the best likelihood of the sport previous to departing the pitch, with David Raya saving his close-range header from Kevin De Bruyne’s nook.

It’s removed from ideally suited timing for Guardiola forward of a packed finish to the season. City host Aston Villa in midweek earlier than heading to Crystal Palace for his or her third sport in seven days subsequent weekend.

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