Crystal Palace will be without midfielder James McArthur against Manchester City, football.london’s Mark Wyatt reports.
The Lowdown: Injury problems
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He appeared to be over his injury problems after featuring in four successive league games but was missing against Wolves last weekend.
The Latest: Wyatt’s report
Wyatt shared a story for football.london on Thursday evening following Patrick Vieira’s press conference earlier in the day.
He claimed that McArthur, who played a key role in the win at the Etihad back in October, won’t be available at Selhurst Park.
The Verdict: Not ideal
He captained the side on numerous occasions earlier in the season, so his leadership qualities could have come in handy, even it was just being part of the match-day squad.
However, Vieira will now have to rely on his other midfield options against Pep Guardiola’s side, as he looks to do the double over the defending champions.
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