Arsenal handed increase as Kevin De Bruyne dominated out of weekend conflict

Arsenal handed boost as Kevin De Bruyne ruled out of weekend clash

Arsenal’s torrid begin

Arsenal have endured a torrid begin to the 2021-22 marketing campaign. Struck with accidents and a coronavirus outbreak within the camp, they limped to a 2-0 opening night time defeat to Premier League new boys, earlier than being utterly outclassed by European Champions in a sport that they had been fortunate to solely lose by two in.

Sadly for Arsenal, it will get no simpler for the Gunners, with an away tie to Premier League champions and Champions League runners up Manchester Metropolis. A poor outcome would virtually definitely see Mikel Arteta’s aspect heading into the worldwide break within the relegation zone three video games into the season.

De Bruyne dominated out of conflict

In a small increase to Arsenal’s slim possibilities of victory on the weekend nonetheless, Kevin De Bruyne has been dominated out of the fixture by harm by Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.

Talking upon the announcement of his Belgium squad, of which De Bruyne won’t be part of, Martinez revealed that:

“He performed in opposition to Spurs, however felt some ache once more. He received’t play this weekend.”

After all, with the attacking expertise that Manchester Metropolis have, and the addition of Jack Grealish, there can be little relaxation chunk for the Gunners. Arteta’s aspect will nonetheless must face three or extra of Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva.

Nevertheless, it gives the smallest glimmer of hope.

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Premier League desk

# Group MP D P
1 West Ham United 2 5 6
2 Chelsea FC 2 5 6
3 Liverpool FC 2 5 6
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 3 6
5 Tottenham Hotspur 2 2 6
6 Manchester United 2 4 4
7 Everton FC 2 2 4
8 Brentford FC 2 2 4
9 Manchester Metropolis 2 4 3
10 Aston Villa 2 1 3
11 Watford FC 2 -1 3
12 Leicester Metropolis 2 -2 3
13 Southampton FC 2 -2 1
14 Crystal Palace 2 -3 1
15 Leeds United 2 -4 1
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 -2 0
17 Burnley FC 2 -3 0
18 Newcastle United 2 -4 0
19 Arsenal FC 2 -4 0
20 Norwich Metropolis 2 -8 0
Participant Group Objectives
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 3
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 3
Benrahma, Mentioned West Ham United 2
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 2
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 2
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 2
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 2
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 2
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 1
Doucoure, Abdoulaye Everton FC 1
Fornals, Pablo West Ham United 1
Richarlison Everton FC 1
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 1
James, Reece Chelsea FC 1
Cresswell, Aaron West Ham United 1
Klich, Mateusz Leeds United 1
Duffy, Shane Brighton & Hove Albion 1
Alonso, Marcos Chelsea FC 1
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 1
Ayling, Luke Leeds United 1

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