Man City team news: Germany international poised for league debut, injury blow to star midfielder

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Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City summer signing Ilkay Gundogan could make his Premier League debut against Bournemouth after featuring for the Citizens in their 4-0 win over Gladbach mid-week in the Champions League.

The Germany international of Turkish origin has yet to play for City in the league due to an injury he sustained prior to joining the Premier League outfit during his time at Borussia Dortmund.

In other Man City team news David Silva is expected to miss the clash after picking up a thigh strain ahead of the mid-week Champions League game.

Star defender Vincent Kompany is out injured and Sergio Aguero will serve the second of his three-match league suspension meaning Kelechi Iheanacho is likely to fill his boots.

Bacary Sagna is likely to feature as right-back while Leroy Sane could make his first start for his new club.

City have a great record against Bournemouth having won six and drawn two of the eight competitive games that have been played between the two sides.

On-loan Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could make his first start for Bournemouth and Tyrone Mings is the only injury concern for the club going into their away trip against City.

Man City expected team: Bravo, Kolarov, Otamendi, Stones, Sagna, Fernandinho, Sané, Gündogan, Bruyne, Sterling, Iheanacho

Bournemouth expected team: Boric, Daniels, Cook, Francis, Smith, Stanislas, Surman, Arter, Ibe, Wilshere, Wilson.

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