Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus in line for return for Man City

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"The FA Cup is our target - and finishing in the top four, because honestly, we can't win the Premier League", Monreal told the club's website ( ahead of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. "You know how hard it is to come into the Premier League and play how we play", Guardiola told reporters on Friday.

"It doesn't play any part in that", he said.

"I just don't see Arsenal producing a big performance at the moment, the way they have capitulated in recent weeks has been really poor".

"When you have negative results like we had, it can divide or unite", Wenger said. "They are longer-term injuries".

A back injury rules David Ospina out, but he could return in 10 days.

French youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide has been ruled out until the end of the season with an ankle injury, with Santi Cazorla another long-term absentee.

Of course, playing against Arsenal is something extra.

Wenger's decision to field three at the back caught everyone by surprise against Middlesbrough and he could choose to do the same again, although the likes of Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling on the flanks could pose huge problems for the Arsenal defence. But what will I do? They will expect two teams are going to attack each other to the end, fighting for one objective - the trophy - and I think it's going to be a handsome game.

Theo Walcott and Hector Bellarin is going to be expecting for recalls.

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Jesus has been out with a broken metatarsal picked up in the 2-0 win away at Bournemouth back in February.

Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is sidelined through injury, along with Germany worldwide Ilkay Gundogan.

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.

They are holding fourth position in the championship and they are looking more serious and competitive than Arsenal at the moment.

Manchester City have progressed from each of their last eight FA Cup semi-finals.

Although they defeated Middlesbrough in the last round, Arsenal are not convincing at all. The centre-back has been caught out on numerous occasions being a little too casual with the ball, most notably in the 4-2 loss to Leicester City and the 1-1 draw with Southampton, as opponents latched on to loose passes of his to score.

Winning the FA Cup can make up for Manchester City's disappointing campaign across other competitions, Gael Clichy suggests.

The game is important to City's season with the FA Cup now representing their only chance of silverware after their failure to sustain a Premier League title challenge.