Erling Haaland is pictured travelling down to London with his Manchester City team-mates in a huge boost to Pep Guardiola ahead of their title showdown with Arsenal after he limped off injured on Sunday
- Erling Haaland was taken off at half-time against Aston Villa with an ankle knock
- Pep Guardiola had raised doubts about whether he would be fit to face Arsenal
- The Norwegian forward was pictured travelling down to London with the squad
Erling Haaland has travelled to London with the Manchester City squad despite concerns over his fitness.
Pep Guardiola’s side take on Arsenal in a crunch top-of-the-table clash at the Emirates on Wednesday night, with City able to leapfrog their opponents with a win.
The Norwegian was withdrawn at half-time in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa after picking up an ankle knock, raising questions over whether he would be fit to make City’s squad against the Gunners.
But Guardiola explained that Haaland had been taken off as a precaution on Sunday, saying after the game: ‘He had a big knock, he was uncomfortable.
‘We didn’t want to take a risk and we will assess the next days how he does.’
Erling Haaland has travelled with Man City to Arsenal despite concerns over his fitness
There were doubts over whether the forward would be fit for their crunch game with Arsenal
Further doubts were raised about his participation at the Emirates this evening when Guardiola claimed he was unsure about the state of the forward’s fitness earlier this week.
In his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, he added: ‘We train this afternoon [Tuesday]. Right now I don’t know