Manchester City will keep a close eye on Erling Haaland before their trip to the Amex.

The centre-forward missed Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea due to “niggles”.

He reported a muscular issue during the Champions League second leg at home to Real Madrid on Wednesday.

City head to the Amex this Thursday looking to retain their Premier League title.

Arsenal play Chelsea on Tuesday and could be four points clear of City by the time they face the Seagulls.

Speaking ahead of the Wembley match, City boss Pep Guardiola told a press conference: “We will see. It was a tough game, a lot of action, high intensity for both sides.

“Erling felt something, a muscular issue. That’s why he told me he could not continue.

“The (doctor) said he had a little bit of niggles, a little problem, we will see how his evolution is.”

City will have time to rest and recuperate after being picked for the Saturday semi rather than playing on Sunday.

But the flipside was a hurried lead-in for the Chelsea game and Guardiola was not happy about it.

He said: “I don’t understand how we survived today.

People cannot imagine what a punch in the face to be out of the Champions League in the way we are out.

“Why not give us one more day to arrive on Sunday because Coventry and (Manchester) United didn’t play in midweek? For broadcasters?

“OK. Don’t ask me after to do extra (media duties) because we won’t do it. It’s unacceptable to play today.

“What (the players) have done today is one of the greatest things I have seen from a group of players – 120 minutes against Real, you can prepare absolutely nothing.

“Four hours to arrive here and play the game in these conditions. I don’t understand how we survived.”