Gundogan provides City boost

21 August 2021 02:04:23 GMTPlus11
Ilkay Gundogan is fit and available this weekend

Ilkay Gundogan is fit to play against Norwich after he went off during Manchester City's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham last weekend.

The Citizens, who are 10/11 to retain their Premier League crown, are 1/10 to beat the Canaries at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, while the draw is priced at 17/2 and the visitors are 22/1 to triumph.

Earlier this week, it appeared Gundogan would be unavailable for the visit of Daniel Farke's men after the midfielder injured his shoulder in the season-opening defeat to Spurs.

City's fitness on the up

However, Pep Guardiola issued the positive update on the 30-year-old in his pre-match press conference and he is set to be involved in some capacity, while Kyle Walker, John Stones and Raheem Sterling are also ready to play.

Gundo is fit to play.

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It is not all good news for City after the Spanish tactician confirmed Kevin De Bruyne has picked up a knock to his ankle and is doubtful for the weekend after he didn't train on Friday.

Foden out until September

Guardiola went on to state that Phil Foden's injury was likely to keep him out until at least the international break next month.

Speaking about the fitness of De Bruyne and his squad, the former Bayern Munich boss said: "No, he (De Bruyne) could not train today. A little disturbing so we will see tomorrow. Kevin still has a problem with his ankle so tomorrow we will see how he feels.

"Gundo is fit to play. Phil Foden will be ready after the break. Every week, every day the players are better. Definitely."

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