Erling Haaland has been injured in the 3–1 win over Aston Villa and will be out of action for Manchester City’s match against Arsenal on Wednesday.
Guardiola said Haaland was substituted at half-time and the Norwegian international, who injured his leg, will undergo an examination before traveling to the Emirates.
A win over Arsenal would give City the lead from Mikel Arteta’s side, who ended in a 1–1 draw with Brentford on Saturday.
“Erling is kicking and we will know in the next few days,” Guardiola said at a press conference on Sunday.
“I talked to the doctor at half-time and he told me not to take the risk at 3–0 and I think so too. Maybe if he was more nervous I wouldn’t do it.
“I don’t think he’s injured, but we’ll find out tomorrow [Monday]. Maybe he can play on Wednesday, but if there’s any risk he won’t play.”
Guardiola has been criticizing his squad earlier this year, especially after the home and away games against Tottenham Hotspur.
However, the City boss said he had noticed a change in the squad at training ground and believed the players were “focused” on the title fight.
“My performance in training has improved a lot,” he said. “Everyone is very focused. Against Villa) we had a very good game.
“Overall it was a very good game.
Guardiola also revealed that there were disagreements on the pitch about who should take the penalty against Villa near the end of the first half and that he plans to speak to Haaland, Rodri and Riyad Mahrez. .
Haaland was named as kicker but Rodri was involved in the decision to pass the ball to Mahrez, who scored to give City a 3–0 win.
“That’s what Guardiola said. ‘Normally, Erling (Haaland) is the first, Riyadh (Mahrez) is the second, and Rodri is involved, so we’ll see what they say tomorrow. ”
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