Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Future of Duo in Doubt after Snub

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Future of Duo in Doubt after Snub

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ELIAQUIM Mangala and Wilfried Bony appear to be edging towards the exit door at City after being left at home for the game with Arsenal.

Pep Guardiola confirmed after the 3-2 defeat that both players were fit and available - but he said it was better for them to train in Manchester rather than be unused substitutes against Arsene Wenger's side.

He refused to say they were set to be sold - but it's clear both aren't in his immediate plans.

"Now, in this moment, they are players for Manchester City," he said.

"Of course, until something happens they still will be.

"Same with Sagna, but Mangala came the last days and Bony, of course, would come because he made a very good pre-season but the problem was three strikers [were in the squad] and to come and maybe don't play, it's better to stay there training and that is the reason why. …

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