Pep ponders Gundogan debut

Pep ponders Gundogan debut

Pep Guardiola could hand Ilkay Gundogan his Premier League debut against Bournemouth as suspended Sergio Aguero misses out again.

Aguero misses Manchester City's Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as he continues his domestic suspension.

Midfielder David Silva is unlikely to return after missing the midweek win over Borussia Monchengladbach but manager Guardiola is yet to decide whether Gundogan will continue in his place.

The German impressed against Borussia but that was his first game following a five-month lay-off with a knee injury.

Captain Vincent Kompany, out since April with a thigh injury, is close to fitness but Guardiola will not risk him this weekend.

Provisional squad: Bravo, Caballero, Gunn, Zabaleta, Sagna, Clichy, Kolarov, Stones, Otamendi, Adarabioyo, Gundogan, Fernando, Fernandinho, Delph, De Bruyne, Navas, Sterling, Sane, Nolito, Iheanacho.