According to the Manchester Evening News, both Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy were absent from Man City’s squad to face Arsenal due to injury.
The defensive duo, who both recently returned to action before the international break, now face another spell on the sidelines after this update.
Should Man City have signed a left-back in the summer?
Yes, Mendy is too unreliable
No, we have Cancelo and Ake who can play in that position
Indeed, as per Manchester Evening News, the French duo missed City’s solid 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday evening with fitness trouble, but apparently Mendy is expected to be out for longer, adding to his already-chequered injury history in his three years at the Etihad.
Laporte and Mendy join Gabriel Jesus on the treatment table, just as the Sky Blues welcomed back both Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero.
Sterling bagged a crucial winner against the Gunners in what was a much-needed first win in three league games, with Pep Guardiola’s side also going on to keep their first league clean sheet of the season (as per Transfermarkt).
However, with two fresh injury blows, many Citizens find themselves cursing their luck with fitness once again, blasting the ‘ridiculous‘ news on Twitter – you can find some of their best comments from social media below.
It just keeps getting worse…
— AL14 🇫🇷 (@TheDoor_14) October 17, 2020
Oh wow who would’ve thought we needed a LB
— Liam (@VassellTouch) October 17, 2020
And this is why we should’ve bought a LB…
— Clive Diaz (@Clive_Diaz) October 17, 2020
Honestly our injuries. Ridiculous https://t.co/RFsDBuB8R5
— David (@davidhayward9) October 17, 2020
Mendy is genuinely robbing the club
— onemilli (@onemilli1) October 17, 2020
Will we ever have a fully fit squad??? https://t.co/csev4PsLIm
— Alice (@AliceAinscough) October 17, 2020
Give up. https://t.co/yzgUkG1W0K
— Morgan Lawton (@morganmcfc98) October 17, 2020
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