Manchester City should have a full squad available for Premier League opener

Manchester City should have a full squad to choose from ahead of Friday night’s Premier League opener against Burnley.

Heading into the opening game away at Turf Moor, there are no fresh injuries to report from Sunday’s FA Community Shield against Arsenal.

Kevin De Bruyne got through the second half in Sunday’s loss to Arsenal. City’s midfield star was expected to miss the start of the season with the hamstring injury he suffered in last season’s Champions League final. The Belgian midfielder looked like his usual self during his second-half performance. All signs point to De Bruyne being ready to take his place in the line up for the season opener.

Nathan Ake picked up a slight knock in Manchester City’s second pre-season friendly. The Dutch international missed Sunday’s Community Shield due to the injury. Ake did travel with the squad to London for the game but wasn’t picked in the squad.

There were no fresh injuries reported from Sunday’s clash with Arsenal. That news from the Community Shield is a positive as the champions kick off their Premier League title defense on Friday night.

With City’s Premier League defense, due to begin at Turf Moor, the champions will head into the game with a near-full squad available.

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