Pep Guardiola Confirms Gabriel Jesus's Return to Full Man City Training

Danny Woods
February 19, 2018

Jesus has been out since suffering the injury December 31 against Crystal Palace, so it wouldn't be surprising to see manager Pep Guardiola ease him back in.

Despite injury troubles, with the likes of David Silva, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy, Fabian Delph, both Guardiola and Manchester City have still managed to do perfectly well and have flourished this season.

On Tuesday they all but secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 4-0 first leg victory at Basel and next weekend they face Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final.

"Today he is going to play in part of the session, it's good news", Guardiola told a news conference.

"I don't know when he'll be ready to be with us, the first step is to have one or two weeks training alone and today he is the first with the team".

Guardiola insists the challenge against Wigan is just as important for the players.

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Guardiola is pleased with his rapid recovery although he is not yet fully fit. He was ok with the ball, without he wasn't flawless.

City will go into the encounter with the hope of avenging their surprise 1-0 defeat to Wigan in the 2013 FA Cup final courtesy of a late Ben Watson goal.

Puel suggested City should have shown the Foxes more respect in their recent attempts to sign Riyad Mahrez.

City have not responded publicly, but are understood to refute Puel's version of events having first made their interest in Mahrez known a week before deadline day.

"There were a lot of negative things in my head when I did the injury, which is logical", said Jesus.

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook: "We've got a fantastic stadium and the support inside it will make it a really good atmosphere, that's a guarantee".

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