Pep reveals Haaland was substituted because of injury and hopes to be fit in time to face Arsenal.
Pep Guardiola has revealed that Erling Haaland needs further testing. After being substituted during the game against Aston Villa ahead of
Manchester City crucial game against Arsenal on Wednesday night.
Haaland was substituted at half-time in City’s 3-1 home win over Aston Villa, with the Norwegian striker also included as an assist.
However, there was a moment when Haaland clashed with Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez early in the game, with claiming the forward suffered a hamstring injury.
However, after the game, Guardiola said, “Erling had a slight injury. And we will re-evaluate in the next few days.”
“If he’s not ready We’ll let someone else play instead. But we will wait and see again.”
Meanwhile, Gundogan warned his teammates before facing Arsenal. With or without Haaland.
Gundogan said: “Three points today helped a lot. But it will be a completely different game. (against Arsenal)”
“It’s going to be a tough game for two of the best teams in England right now.”
Norwegian striker Had a foot injury. That caused him to be substituted in a 0-0 draw with Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League group stage in the middle of last week. Resulting in not playing in the game, beating Leicester City 1-0