To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Leicester suffer major injury blow ahead of Man City clash as title rivals Arsenal watch on

Leicester suffer major injury blow ahead of Man City clash as title rivals Arsenal watch on

This is not what Leicester or Arsenal fans wanted to see.

Leicester have suffered a major injury blow in the lead-up to their Premier League clash against Manchester City.

The Foxes have found themselves deep in a relegation scrap after a dismal season in the East Midlands which has seen Brendan Rodgers sacked after four years in charge.

After picking up just one point from their last nine matches, the club are in desperate need of a win if they are to avoid the drop.

However, the odds are stacked heavily against them as they travel to the Etihad to face an in-form Manchester City side in hot pursuit of league leaders Arsenal.

While their task just got even harder, following a significant injury blow to their attacking line.

Leicester dealt major injury blow

BBC journalist Owynn Palmer-Atkin revealed that Harvey Barnes will miss Leicester's trip to Manchester on Saturday after he sustained a hamstring injury.

Barnes' has been the Foxes' top scorer this season, managing 10 goals in 28 league appearances.

In his absence, Leicester will be relying on James Maddison to provide a much-needed spark.

The England international cut a defeated figure after their 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth last weekend.

With his eyes fixed to the floor, Maddison told Sky Sports: "Yeah, yeah, really tough one to take."

"Very low at the minute, as you can imagine. We knew it was a big game, we didn't try to dress it up as anything else.


"It was a massive game, and one we really wanted to win, and we worked really hard this week to try and win.

"I made a sloppy mistake, with a sloppy pass, in the first half, and it cost us, so yeah, very low at the minute."

The 26-year-old subsequently deleted his social media, triggering questions over his future at the King Power Stadium.

On a more positive note, Youri Tielemans is expected to return to the side after almost two months on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Although the Belgian is thought to want a move away at the end of the season, regardless of Leicester's Premier League status, with Arsenal heavily linked to the midfielder.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Leicester City, Premier League, James Maddison, Football, Manchester City