Pep Guardiola has suggested that Gabriel Jesus will retain his place in Manchester Citys attack for Tuesdays clash with Watford amid concerns over Sergio Agueros fitness.
The Argentine, who co-leads the Premier Leagues scoring charts with eight goals, was left out of the matchday squad entirely for Saturdays 3-1 victory over Bournemouth with Jesus picked to start instead.
Guardiola confirmed that Aguero had a muscular disturbance and did not want to risk him, and he may also be forced to sit out the midweek clash at Vicarage Road.
We will see the day after tomorrow [Monday]. We do not want to take any risks, said Guardiola on Agueros fitness.
If Sergio becomes injured we will lose him for a long number of days and we cant afford to do that.
Instead, Jesus is likely to retain his starting spot, with Guardiola explaining: Today we needed runs behind and he made a thousand million in many circumstances.
Gabriel was so important and he will be so important for next Tuesday.
Jesus played 77 minutes against Bournemouth before being replaced by David Silva, having himself only just come back from an injury.
Guardiola has one eye on next Saturdays Premier League clash against Chelsea and will not want to be without Aguero for the trip to Stamford Bridge.
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