“It’s all over for us, Arsenal will win the league”Pep Guardiola has said that Manchester City’s amazing hero has suffered a HUGE injury because he badly hurt his ankle in last night’s Champions League game. Both he and Kevin De Bruyne are likely to miss Arsenal’s game next month.
The Portuguese player had to leave early against Red Star Belgrade, adding to Pep Guardiola’s list of players who can’t play.
It looks like Manchester City will be without Bernardo Silva for the next few games, just as a big matchup with Arsenal is coming up.
The Portuguese playmaker, who signed a big new deal until 2026 over the summer, had to leave Tuesday’s 3-1 comeback win over Red Star Belgrade in Group G before halftime because of an injury.
At the time, it wasn’t clear if Silva was hurt, but he looked visibly upset as he walked off to be replaced by summer signing Jeremy Doku. Holders City responded to Osman Bukari’s shocking first goal for the Serbian giants with a second-half Julian Alvarez brace and Rodri’s stylish goal to start their title defense with a dominant home win.
City manager Pep Guardiola said after Tuesday’s European start at the Etihad Stadium that he thought Silva would miss the “next games” with his injury, which he did not specify. On Saturday afternoon, the Premier League champions will host Nottingham Forest.
Then, in the third round of the Carabao Cup, they will go to Newcastle. After that, they will journey to Wolves and RB Leipzig. Then, on October 8, they will face title rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium before the second international break of the season.
“He [Silva] didn’t say anything at the end,” Guardiola told the media. “I didn’t talk to the doctors, but it sounds like he won’t be able to play in the next games.”
Even though City has had a perfect start to the new season, winning all six games in all competitions, they have had some big injury problems. For example, Kevin De Bruyne is likely to miss the rest of the year because he had surgery on his hamstring.
Guardiola has also been without England defender John Stones since Arsenal beat them in the Community Shield at Wembley in August. Jack Grealish and Mateo Kovacic, both midfielders, have also been out recently.
The boss said this about the growing list of important players who are hurt: “When we have five really, really important players hurt, it will be hard to keep that up for a long time. But that’s the way it is.
“We don’t have enough money for salaries and trades to be able to pay for 55 players. It would be a disaster for the clubs, and they would go out of business. “It does happen sometimes.”