Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Arsenal
Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Arsenal

Gabriel Jesus could return to the starting line-up when Manchester City take on Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday.

Gabriel Jesus could start against Arsenal

The Brazilian striker has been out of action since breaking a bone in his foot more than two months ago, but Pep Guardiola will decide if he is fit enough to be put straight back into the starting line-up.



MAN CITY INJURIES






John Stones will miss Sunday's game with a musle problem, and Guardiola is not yet sure whether the centre-back will be able to return when City take on Manchester United in the Premier Leage on Thursday.

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Bacary Sagna has sat out City's recent games with a muscle problem and is unlikely to make the starting line-up this weekend, even if he is fit enough. Fabian Delph played against Chelsea and Hull but was not fit enough to play last weekend. He should, in theory, be ready if called upon this weekend.

Ilkay Gundogan is still out with a serious knee injury.



MAN CITY SUSPENSIONS






Neither City nor Arsenal have any suspensions for this game.



MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP






There are a number of question marks surrounding how City could line up this weekend, before evening considering the possibility of Gabriel Jesus going straight back into the team.

Guardiola will have to decide whether Claudio Bravo or Willy Caballero will play in goal, taking into account Arsenal's approach and whether City can expect to have more of the ball.

At the back, Vincent Kompany may or may not be ready. It is almost impossible to tell what the Belgian or Guardiola will decide about his fitness, but in the absence of Stones he will be important to City's hopes of reaching the final. Jesus Navas is likely to continue at right-back having impressed Guardiola in recent weeks.

Guardiola says Yaya Toure knows why he didn't play against Monaco, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, but has praised his performances since he returned to the side against Hull and Southampton. It is quite likely that Toure was kept out of the aforementioned matches because they were fast-paced affairs, meaning the Ivorian could miss out again.

Raheem Sterling has been in and out of the side since he was substituted at half-time of the league game against Arsenal and it is unknown whether he will return or Kevin De Bruyne will play on the right-hand side.

Surely Guardiola will not throw Jesus straight back into the side after injury, meaning Sergio Aguero would continue up front. The two could play together late on if City need a goal, or want to put the game beyond Arsenal's reach. 



ARSENAL TEAM NEWS






Danny Welbeck is touch and go with a toe injury, while Shkodran Mustafi has been ruled out.

David Ospina and Lucas Perez have also been ruled out by Arsene Wenger, while youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide has been ruled out until the end of the season with an ankle injury.

Santi Cazorla is another long-term absentee.

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City will come up against Alexis Sanchez, who has been identified as one of their top summer transfer targets.



TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME






The game kicks off at 15:00 UK time on Saturday, April 23, and is available on BT Sport 1 in the UK.

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