Arsenal get fitness blow ahead of FA Cup semi-final with Man City – report
By Matt Bullin
Arsenal have been handed a blow ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final as Gabriel Jesus has returned to training for Man City, according to a report.
The Metro claims that the Brazilian returned to training this week ahead of the match, after suffering a foot injury which threatened to end his season in February.
And the news was seemingly confirmed in a short video clip on Manchester City’s official Twitter page.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 19, 2017
Arsenal face Pep Guardiola’s side in a match which could have huge implications for both side’s top four chances – as well as their last hope of silverware for the season.
Gunners fans will be hoping that Jesus is not fit to face their side on Sunday – the 20-year-old scored three goals in five games after his Man City debut, and his strong form was enough to push Aguero back to the bench.
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Arsenal have stopped the rot which had taken over the side in recent weeks last time out, beating Middlesbrough 2-1 at the Riverside – but it was only their third win in nine Premier League games.
Key pair Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both netted as the Gunners kept their faint hopes of a top-four finish alive.
They currently sit in sixth place, seven points behind City and fourth, although the Gunners do have a game in hand.