The FA Cup semi-finals are played this weekend at Wembley and there are some pretty exciting news for one of the competitors.
Written by Cosmin Mihalescu. April 21, 2017
The first semi-final, between Chelsea and Tottenham is scheduled to be played Saturday, 18:15 CET, while the second one will see Arsenal take on Manchester City, on Sunday, 16:00 CET. And City fans have every reason to feel excited about their chances.
Gabriel Jesus, the Brazilian wonder-kid who made an instant impact since his transfer to Etihad Stadium has reached good fitness levels and will be part of the City players group travelling to Wembley. Pep Guardiola has confirmed that the striker, who suffered a metatarsal injury back in February, will be back with the team after a period of two months: “He’s much, much better. Today he was part of the training with us. He’s coming back with his happiness and we are so happy he is back again”.
Having lost contact with Chelsea in the Premier League title race, FA Cup is Manchester City’s last chance to win a trophy this season. Guardiola sees this as a great opportunity to boost his team’s confidence: “I would like to win the FA Cup to prove my players in their heads how good they are. I said many times to them: they are fantastic players and a fantastic team and winning titles helps you a lot”, the Catalan said.