Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is a doubt for Saturday’s encounter against Arsenal at the Etihad after withdrawing from Belgium squad.

De Bruyne was subbed in their 2-1 defeat in the UEFA Nations Cup game against England on Sunday.

The Belgian national team has come out to say the De Bruyne “is not fit” to play in Wednesday’s game against Iceland and the midfielder has now returned to Manchester City for further assessment.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez in his post match interview claimed there was no severity to the midfielder’s injury.

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Kevin de Bruyne was substituted in Belgium’s 2-1 defeat to England in the Nations Cup

“I wouldn’t say that Kevin is injured.. he said he felt something,” Martinez said.

“It’s too early to know what he has, but he did not feel 100 per cent. It was rather a precautionary change.”

Manchester City faces Arsenal on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium and Kevin de Bruyne is now a doubt for the clash.

 

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