Man City’s Ederson out for Brazil, in doubt for Arsenal

Manchester City goalkeeper Éderson is set to be ruled out for Brazil’s upcoming friendlies against England and Spain with a muscular problem, sources have told ESPN Brazil.

Ederson reportedly sustained a rectus femoris muscular injury in his right leg and is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks. That timeline could also keep the City No. 1 on the sidelines for their Premier League matchup with fellow title-chasers Arsenal on March 31.

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Manchester City sources also confirmed the timeframe, saying they expected Ederson to be out for four weeks.

The Brazil international, 30, suffered the injury after colliding with Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Jurgen Klopp’s side and City coach Pep Guardiola said after the game that the player’s injury “doesn’t look good.”

Brazil, under new coach Dorival Junior, take on England on March 23 at Wembley and face Spain three days later in Madrid. Ederson was expected to start in both games as Brazil are without Liverpool goalkeeper Allison, who is unavailable with a hamstring problem.

City, who host Newcastle United in Saturday’s FA Cup quarterfinals, are third in the Premier League, one point adrift of leaders Arsenal, who are ahead of second-placed Liverpool on goal difference.

Guardiola and City now look set to face a race against time to have Ederson ready for their home game against Arsenal at the end of the month.

ESPN’s Rob Dawson contributed to this story.