Arsenal are set to be without defender William Saliba for the trip to Manchester City after recent scans showed the Frenchman had not made ‘sufficient’ progress from a back injury. Saliba has missed the last month of action (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images) and had formed a good partnership with Gabriel this season. The Gunners have sorely missed his leadership as Mikel Arteta’s side have seen their title bid wobble in recent weeks. There had been hope that, despite a pessimistic update from Arteta last Friday, that Saliba was working towards featuring for the title decider against City on Wednesday. However, the Athletic say that the defender will miss the trip to the Etihad after the latest scan results showed Saliba had not made the progress that the club had hoped for. In fact, while Arsenal are not putting a timescale on his return, the club fear Saliba could miss the remainder of the campaign. This would be a sizeable blow to Arsenal’s title chances as Arteta’s side look to navigate the final weeks of the campaign, as three points from the last nine means Arsenal must beat City at the Etihad to keep their title hopes alive. City have hit peak form ahead of the clash and they saw off Sheffield United on Saturday to book a place in the FA Cup final to face rivals Manchester United. Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.