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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Pep eye still on Sanchez

City run ends but injuries to De Bruyne and Jesus of more concern to Guardiola

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates his side's goal, during the 1-1 draw with West Brom at The Hawthorns
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates his side's goal, during the 1-1 draw with West Brom at The Hawthorns

Pep Guardiola won't rule out a new approach for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez after Gabriel Jesus suffered a knee injury in Manchester City's 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace yesterday.

City's pursuit of a 19th successive Premier League victory ended in frustration and injuries to Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne, who was taken off on a stretcher following a late challenge by Jason Puncheon.

There was a dramatic finish to the match, which saw Ederson save Luka Milivojevic's late penalty to maintain City's unbeaten run in the league this season. With Jesus facing a spell on the sidelines Guardiola was asked about the Chilean and the 46-year-old responded: "We will have meetings and see what is best."

Sanchez gave the Gunners the lead against West Brom when the striker's deflected free-kick put Arsenal ahead with seven minutes left in boss Arsene Wenger's record-breaking 811th Premier League game in charge.

However, Jay Rodriguez's controversial last-minute penalty earned struggling West Brom a deserved point.

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