Manchester City are well and truly out of luck on the injury front as a second player damages their knee ligaments in the space of a week.
Midfield maestro Ilkay Gundogan ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during his side’s 2-0 win over Watford midweek. The injury will likely see him miss the remainder of the Premier League campaign – a hammer blow for City’s title chances.
City’s injury woes have not stopped there, however. Pablo Zabaleta was replaced by Bacary Sagna at half-time yesterday during his side’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal. Manchester Evening News have now revealed that he has also sustained knee ligament damage.
Pep Guardiola has already lost Vincent Kompany to injury and with Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero both still out with their respective suspensions; the Spaniard’s squad is looking thinner and thinner.
It can’t have happened at a worse time from Guardiola’s point of view, just as we head into the jam-packed Christmas period. Fingers crossed Zabaleta’s injury isn’t as serious as Gundogan’s.