Haaland a doubt as Manchester City head to Arsenal with chance to go top

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  • Striker taken off in win over Aston Villa after kick to thigh
  • Guardiola encouraged by players’ improved focus in training

Erling Haaland is a doubt for Manchester City’s trip to Arsenal on Wednesday, when the champions would go top if they beat the leaders, but Pep Guardiola is happier with his players in advance of the pivotal meeting because of a renewed focus in training.

Haaland was taken off at half-time of Sunday’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa after a kick to the thigh. Guardiola said: “We will see in the next few days how he will do. At half-time I spoke with the doctors and they say: ‘Maybe don’t take risks.’ I agree. I think he is not injured but tomorrow we will see. If there is some risk he is not going to play.”

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Written by Jamie Jackson at the Etihad Stadium
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