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Man City's Jesus in line for Wembley return against Arsenal

21 April 2017

Pep Guardiola has revealed Gabriel Jesus could start Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal in a return that would be almost a month earlier than the original prognosis regarding his metatarsal injury. However with City to travel to London on Saturday in time to watch Tottenham Hotspur versus Chelsea at the team hotel in the weekend's first semi-final at Wembley, Jesus has made enough progress in training to join the squad.

'Despite the fact that I am happy with what we've done, it is still not enough.

Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (C) celebrates with Manchester City's Argentinian defender Pablo Zabaleta (L) and Manchester City's German midfielder Leroy Sane (R) after scoring their late winning goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Swansea City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on February 5, 2017. Initially, he wasn't expected to return before May.

Pep Guardiola confirmed the 20-year-old, who has scored three goals in his first five appearances for City, has a chance of being selected at Wembley.

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Stones has failed to recover from the muscle injury that ruled him out of last week's game at Southampton and he could also be doubtful for next Thursday's derby against Manchester United. They are my bosses.

Minutes later, Guardiola slightly changed tack, saying that lifting a trophy would "put in the hearts and heads of my players how good they are".

Guardiola says he will make a decision on Jesus tomorrow evening.

"All the squad are going to travel as a group to Wembley so he will be part of that". "But I think winning or not winning isn't going to change too many things about the perspective of our future, what we are going to do". I was so happy all the season, with up and downs. But you are here asking every few days asking my opinion and I am honest. I am so happy he joined us here. Winning titles helps you a lot.

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The England global could also be doubtful for Thursday's derby against Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium, a match critical to both sides' hopes of Champions League qualification. It's so important. All clubs in the world want to win titles.

"When you win, the next time it will be a little easier".

Guardiola will welcome back Gabriel Jesus ahead of schedule following a broken foot - but has lost John Stones to a training ground injury.

"And when I said about the circumstances where we have come from in the last two seasons, the way we played we have made some good things".

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