• Defenders injured on England duty during international break
  • Guardiola refuses to be drawn on Southgate’s selection calls

The Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that the key defensive duo Kyle Walker and John Stones will miss Sunday’s top-of-the-table showdown with Arsenal.

Walker suffered a hamstring injury in the early stages of England’s friendly with Brazil last weekend, while Stones completed that game but then picked up an adductor problem 10 minutes into the draw with Belgium.

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