Kevin De Bruyne: Man City midfielder withdraws from Belgium squad

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt for Saturday’s match against Arsenal after withdrawing from the Belgium squad.

De Bruyne was substituted during the second half of Belgium’s 2-1 defeat to England in the Nations League on Sunday.

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Belgium say De Bruyne is not “fit enough” to feature in Wednesday’s match against Iceland, and the midfielder has now returned to Manchester City for further assessment.

UPDATE: @DeBruyneKev returned to his club. He couldn’t be fit enough to play against Iceland.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez played down the severity of the situation in his post-match comments after the England defeat.

“I would not say that Kevin is injured… he said he felt something,” Martinez said.

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“It is too early to know what he has, but he did not feel 100 per cent. It was rather a precautionary change.”

De Bruyne is now a doubt for City’s Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Etihad on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

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