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Manchester City's Erling Braut Haaland. Image Credit: REUTERS

Manchester: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola faces a worrying few days ahead of Wednesday’s title battle at Arsenal after Erling Haaland was forced off with an injury on Sunday.

The Norwegian has scored 25 goals in 21 Premier League appearances since arriving in England and created City’s second goal for Ilkay Gundogan in the 3-1 defeat of Aston Villa.

No risks

But he failed to emerge for the second half and Guardiola sounded less than confident about his chances of playing at Arsenal when City could go top.

“Haaland had a knock, he was uncomfortable. At 3-0 we don’t want to take risks,” Guardiola said. “We’ll see and assess in the next days. If he is not ready, we play another one. Hopefully he’s ready but we will see.”