Why Phil Foden is missing for Manchester City vs Arsenal
Arsenal vs Manchester City
Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off sees Arsenal and Manchester City facing off
Arsenal will face one of their toughest tests of the season when they take on Pep Guardiola’s Man City.
The Gunners are currently on a fine run of form, which has seen them win four on the bounce in the Premier League and climb up to 4th in the table.
However, Arsenal have not had to deal with a top team for several weeks now.
And, when they did so earlier in the campaign, Mikel Arteta’s men struggled, losing 5-0 to Manchester City in the reverse fixture back in August.
The north Londoners have also lost to Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United already this term, with Tottenham the only ‘big-six’ side whom they have picked up three points against.
Additionally, Manchester City are in superb form at present, boasting both the best attack and best defence in the English top-flight this season.
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Why Phil Foden is missing vs Arsenal
Ahead of the game, both sides released their starting line-ups an hour before kick-off.
Manchester City’s was pretty standard, but it did have one rather large omission from both the matchday squad and starting eleven as Phil Foden was in neither.
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XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Dias (C), Laporte, Ake, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez
SUBS | Steffen, Walker, Gundogan, Grealish, Fernandinho, Kayky, Mbete, Palmer, McAtee#ManCity | @HaysTechnology pic.twitter.com/zpVCBPxcsZ
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 1, 2022
Now though, it has been confirmed that Foden is not fully fit:
Foden and Zinchenko “not fully fit” according to City’s official site
— Simon Bajkowski (@spbajko) January 1, 2022