Pep Guardiola has given an update on his squad’s fitness ahead of City’s trip to Fulham.

There are no fresh injury concerns after the 4-1 midweek win over Arsenal, with only Nathan Ake currently sidelined.

And the boss revealed encouraging news on our Dutch defender who has been outstanding all season.

“He’s much better,” said Pep.

“His symptomology is good, the player knows his body and his reaction, but still he’s not training with the team.

“Everyone is fit except Nathan.”

Guardiola also was asked why he felt Kevin De Bruyne was back to his very best and what he thought the reasons were?

“He’s the same player as he was a month ago, same personality and exceptional player,” he said.

“He’s the same one, you can’t demand every single player during the periods of 7, 8, 9, 10 years, every three days in this sport, 11 months, rest three weeks then preseason, sometimes sitting and not playing is good.

“It’s not a punishment, sometimes you have to see it and refresh your mind, notice his body and standards are so high and you have another game and to show how happy you are playing football.”