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Aguero returns for Man City as Partey makes Arsenal bench
Manchester City have called upon all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero as they look to return to winning ways against Arsenal.Aguero has not featured since suffering a meniscus injury against Burnley in June and will lead a City attack also featuring Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez, with Gabriel Jesus remaining sidelined.
Sergio Aguero is set for another spell on the sidelines, adding to Manchester City's ongoing injury woes.
Aguero was replaced at half-time during Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at West Ham, a result that leaves Pep Guardiola's side languishing in 12th place with eight points from five matches.
The Argentina international did not suffer a recurrence of the knee injury that required surgery in June, but a hamstring strain means Guardiola is again set to be without a specialist senior striker amid a hectic schedule as Gabriel Jesus steps up his recovery from a muscular complaint.
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The Argentine attacker from Manchester City touches an assistant referee in their win against Arsenal - and gets away with it. © Provided by sport1.de Agüero's neck grip excites football England The clash between Manchester City and Arsenal was a rather unspectacular affair. Nevertheless, the day after the 1-0 success of the Citizens there was heated discussion about a scene.
"He's injured. A different problem. I don't know if it's serious," he told BT Sport, before confirming the precise nature of the 32-year-old's complaint at a post-match news conference.
The game at London Stadium was the first of three on the road this week for City, with a midweek trip to Marseille in the Champions League preceding a Bramall Lane meeting with Sheffield United next Saturday.
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Phil Foden replaced Aguero and had a swift impact, lifting City from a tepid first-half display and clipping home a 51st-minute equaliser.
"As always, he gave us something extra," said Guardiola, who was brevity personified after seeing Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez spurn late chances for the win.
Foden offered a fuller appraisal and praised his manager's more pointed words inside the dressing room at half-time.
"I think we stated slow in the first half, weren't passing quick enough round the back and didn't have a good tempo," Foden told BT Sport.
"The manager spoke well at half-time and we came out and played better football."
The England midfielder added: "I like to arrive there and score goals. Long may it continue.
"It's nice to be playing as much as possible because I love this club and love playing for them."
Pep Guardiola set to go a MONTH without Sergio Aguero due to injury .
Manchester City arrived in Marseille on Monday with no striker and the gloomy forecast that Sergio Aguero could miss a month due to injury Pep Guardiola will again rely on false nines. He wanted a third senior striker signed in the summer but conceded that City could not afford one.They have been at odds with the treatment table since, the City manager revealing that the Premier League is suffering almost 50 per cent more muscle injuries than this time last year. Knowing their rivals are also suffering will be scant consolation for a team fighting to locate form and rhythm.