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Demichelis blow for City

Manchester City's new defender Martin Demichelis has suffered a knee injury and is set to be out for six weeks, Sky sources understand.

Last Updated: 07/09/13 at 15:48 Post Comment

Martin Demichelis: Ruled out with knee injury

Martin Demichelis: Ruled out with knee injury

The Argentine international signed for City over the weekend after finalising a move from Atletico Madrid - a club he never actually played for following an earlier summer switch from Malaga.

The 32-year-old was reunited with his former boss Manuel Pellegrini, who will be disappointed to learn that he is unlikely to be able to use him until November.

Demichelis suffered the injury in training and immediately underwent scans following the incident, but that has shown that surgery will not be required.

However, the loss of Demichelis will be a blow to Pellegrini - given captain Vincent Kompany is still sidelined with a groin injury and Micah Richards is still not fully fit.

Aside from Joleon Lescott and Matija Nastasic, Pellegrini could call on Spanish midfielder Javi Garcia, or Belgian youngster Dedryck Boyata.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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