Pep Guardiola hopes Gabriel Jesus will play a part in Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal after the Brazilian recovered from a broken foot.

But all eyes will be on Jesus and what role he may play, with Guardiola taking a decision after the team has travelled to London.

It is all about Wenger, but even if nobody is focusing on Guardiola, you can safely assume that the City manager will be scrutinising himself as he tries to live up to the billing of club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, who was unequivocal when asked last June why he had appointed the Spaniard. We are so happy he is coming back again.

"Today he will make part of the training with us and he is coming back with his happiness".

City was eliminated by Monaco in the last 16 of the Champions League, for Guardiola's earliest exit from the competition, and is only fourth in the Premier League amid a real struggle just to qualify for next season's Champions League.

His return will be a welcome boost for City as they look to finish the season on a high.

Talks resulted in Guardiola agreeing to play the second half attacking the South Stand, where City's noisier fans are located, in the 3-1 win against Hull City.

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"I would like to win the FA Cup to prove to my players in their heads how good they are". "We are not in a position to chose this or that". "Maybe we are not at the maximum of our confidence", he said. "We are ambitious, we have done it before, we know we can do it, but in the previous semis we were favourites so the problem was different".

"It would be safer for Arsenal to play with a four", he wrote in the Daily Mail. With six games left, only Chelsea or Tottenham can win the title.

City will probably be without Jones Stones after failing to recuperate from a muscle injury that ruled him out of last week's visit to Southampton.

"A team like Manchester City, of course, you expect them to fight for the Champions League, you expect them to be close for the title race", said the Frenchman, according to the Mirror.

It is easy to see the parallels between Arsenal's appearance in the 2014 FA Cup semi-final against Wigan Athletic at Wembley and the present day.

Manchester City have progressed from each of their last eight FA Cup semi-finals, most recently in 2013 against Chelsea. Their last defeat at this stage was in 1932 against Arsenal. "It is something so special because everything started from the FA Cup". If he wants to, he'll have to ensure his charges dispatch Arsenal first.

The Brazil worldwide made a stunning start to life at City, scoring three goals in his first two league games before getting injured on February 13 against Bournemouth.


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