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Manuel Pellegrini on the Arsenal game, reveals Samir Nasri calf injury


Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes this weekend's home match against Arsenal could be one of the most important of the season.

The Citizens host the Gunners on Sunday in their attempt to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea and the Chilean is wary of the quality of Arsene Wenger's side.

"It's a very important game," Pellegrini said during Friday's press conference.

"Arsenal are not at the top of the table at the moment but they always have high targets.

"Both teams play very attractive football so I hope we are going to see a very good match."

Meanwhile, the Chilean revealed that midfielder Samir Nasri is expected to be out of action for at least three weeks.

"Unfortunately, Samir Nasri has a calf injury so he will not be fit. I think he will be out for around three weeks to a month," Pellegrini explained.

"All the rest of the team are fit.

"He [Sergio Aguero] is working with the squad every day so he doesn't have any problems. We will see if he starts, but he is 100 percent fit.

"I think Vincent [Kompany] is 100 percent fit. He will be okay without problems. We have some doubts about Edin [Dzeko], but he can be [available].

"We must wait until tomorrow to see what the doctor says, what the player says and then we will decide."

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