Arsenal title rivals Manchester City dealt huge blow as Pep Guardiola confirms Ederson’s injury does not look good

Arsenal will head into the international break this month top of the Premier League table after Liverpool and Manchester City played out a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Sunday.

The Gunners left it late to secure a 2-1 win over Brentford at Emirates yesterday, and they would have been praying that the result between their title rivals goes in their favour.

It did and Arsenal are ahead of Liverpool based on a superior goal difference while they lead Man City by a point.

Pep Guardiola’s side host the North London club on March 31 when action resumes after the break, and the Man City manager confirmed that they suffered a huge injury blow against the Reds.

Brazil international goalkeeper Ederson suffered an injury after colliding with Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez in the 47th minute, and despite trying to play on, he was taken off and replaced by Stefan Ortega in the 56th minute.

It remains to be seen if the Man City star will miss the Arsenal clash, but Guardiola believes it is a big blow.

“It doesn’t look good,” the Catalan told beIN Sports when asked about the severity of Ederson’s injury.

Being without their goalie when they host Arsenal will be a massive blow given his importance to the side, but it could be a huge boost for the Gunners.

Winning at Etihad will give the North Londoners a huge chance to win the title as they will then need to pick up enough points from their remaining nine games afterwards.

They have already won eight Premier League games in a row – their best winning streak since Arsene Wenger retired as manager – following the victory on Saturday, and surpassing that record will be very much on their mind.

Arsenal face Chelsea, Luton Town, Brighton & Hove Albion, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth, Manchester United and Everton in their remaining league fixtures after the Man City game and will fancy their chances of winning those fixtures given their current form.

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