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Manchester City receive major Kyle Walker injury update ahead of crucial Arsenal clash



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Manchester City have received positive news regarding club captain Kyle Walker and the Englishman’s fitness ahead of their Premier League showdown with Arsenal this Sunday.

The full-back withdrew from Gareth Southgate’s squad during the ongoing international break after an injury forced him off against Brazil in the Three Lions’ 0-1 loss to Brazil in a friendly over the course of the past weekend.

The withdrawal from action came as a blow to Manchester City, as they look ahead to a crucial run of fixtures in both the Premier League and the Champions League, with games against both Arsenal and Real Madrid just around the corner.

“Frustrating to come off injured in last night’s game especially when captaining the (England) side,” Walker wrote as an immediate reaction on Instagram. “A truly great honour. Hopefully it’s nothing too serious and I’m back ASAP.”

While initial reports suggested it could be bad news for Kyle Walker, a new update from Sky Sports has suggested that the 33-year-old could be fit in time for Manchester City to host Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side on Sunday afternoon.

The hamstring injury is said to be ‘not as serious’ as expected, which will undoubtedly serve as a major boost for Pep Guardiola’s team selection heading into the weekend, as Walker has become a specialist in such big games in recent seasons.

The clash with the Gunners could go some way towards deciding the fate of the Premier League title this season, as Manchester City sit just one point behind the north London outfit with just 10 games remaining in the campaign.

Arsenal have not won at the Etihad Stadium since a 2-0 victory back in the 2014/15 campaign. Walker’s potential return to the campaign could go some way towards ensuring the Premier League champions hold on to the superb record.

It is yet to be confirmed if Kyle Walker will be back in time to feature, but the potential could be enough to make Mikel Arteta rethink his plans heading into the crucial showdown in Manchester.