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Manchester City confirm fresh injury blow to Pep Guardiola’s attacking options



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Manchester City have confirmed that Jack Grealish will miss out on the Premier League clash with Fulham due to injury.

The England international was a confirmed absentee from the Manchester City squad that arrived at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon ahead of their fourth top-flight encounter of the new season.

Marco Silva’s Fulham are the opponents for the Premier League champions, and the absence of starting line-up regular Grealish has enabled Jeremy Doku to make his first start for the club following a £55 million move from Stade Rennais this summer.

With Grealish recently named in Gareth Southgate’s England international squad, doubts are growing over his availability, and Manchester City have now moved to confirm the situation surrounding the club’s number 10.

As per Manchester City, as part of their statement confirming the starting line-up and substitutes for Saturday’s Premier League match, Jack Grealish is ruled out through ‘injury’.

In subsequent details, it has been further revealed that Grealish is ruled out through a ‘slight thigh injury’, however he is not expected to be ruled out of action for too long, according to briefings handed to sections of the media.

Elsewhere and Matheus Nunes makes the Manchester City substitutes bench on Saturday afternoon for the first time following his €62 million move from Wolverhampton Wanderers on deadline day.

The Portugal international became a priority transfer target for Etihad Stadium officials after Kevin De Bruyne was ruled out for the remainder of 2023 following surgery on a hamstring injury sustained against Burnley in this season’s Premier League opener.

John Stones is also continuing to recover from his own muscular problem sustained during a post-UEFA Super Cup training session in Athens last month.