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Man City striker Balotelli outside chance of facing Arsenal

Mario Balotelli returns to training at Manchester City today.

The Daily Mail says Balotelli will be back in first team training today or tomorrow and has an outside chance of being on the bench against Arsenal on Sunday.

The Italian has not played for the club he joined from Inter Milan in the summer since August after undergoing surgery in his knee.

But the 20-year-old forward is expected to join Roberto Mancini's first team squad at Carrington this week and will be assessed ahead of the Barclays Premier League game this weekend.

The chances are that the Italian international will make his first league appearance at Wolves on October 30.

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