Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be sidelined for around three months with a knee injury, according to reports from Manchester City.
The 27-year-old Belgian midfielder was hurt during a training session on Wednesday.
De Bruyne played a cameo role in City’s 2-0 win at the Emirates when he came on as a substitute just a few days after returning from holidays.
It is understood the midfielder will not require surgery from the tests performed but is likely to be sidelined until mid-November.
A statement from the Premier League champions read: “Manchester City can confirm Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee.
“No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months. Everyone at City wishes him a speedy return to action.”
De Bruyne was on crutches on Wednesday night when Manchester City players attended the premiere of the club’s new Amazon Prime documentary.