City star De Bruyne to miss three months with knee injury

Riyad Mahrez signed for Manchester City for a club record £60m

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who many consider the best in the business, says his ambitions in the Premier League involve the toppling of the most successful side in England, Manchester United.

Arsenal's Premier League season got off to an underwhelming start on Sunday afternoon after they were comfortably beaten by reigning champions Manchester City 2-0.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has admitted that Arsenal's primary target for the season is to enjoy a strong campaign in the Premier League, the Evening Standard reports.

What helps the series thrive is just how memorable last season was for the Citizens.

In one episode, the Spaniard is seen drilling his players on how to stop Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Guardiola expects De Bruyne to be fit again by the beginning of December, but acknowledges City will have a tough task dealing with his absence, just as they did when a knee injury ruled out left-back Benjamin Mendy for virtually the whole of last season.

But Liverpool boss Klopp finds the idea disgusting and spoke highly of 27-year-old De Bruyne who he tried to sign while in charge of Borussia Dortmund. Last season Kevin was outstanding and, of course, for him and his family you never want these long injuries. They come back in a short recovery and we demand in the first moment, "come on let's go" because we are in the competition.

Talking about De Bruyne, Guardiola said: "He will be out for two and a half to three months". But human beings have a limit.

"Nobody knows, but I'm pretty sure this can influence it".

"It's especially part of the game for the players - it's normal, they don't rest". When you are fresh here, fresh on your legs, it doesn't happen. We have to play every game like it was an important game.



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