The Premier League leaders, City is all set to welcome star forward back to training as they will face Wigan Athletic.
Gabriel Jesus has returned to full training but will be battling in contention for the FA Cup fifth-round tie against Wigan Athletic. Gabriel too has been out for two months after damaging his knee ligaments during the clash against Crystal Palace.
Pep Guardiola said that he is ready to name a strong Manchester City team against League One Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup. Guardiola has used experimental line-ups in domestic cup competitions from time to time during his City tenure but, with upcoming routes to silverware still open for the Carabao Cup finalists, so they will use full strength team.
“It depends on number of time between the games,” City Boss told a pre-match news conference.
“The Basel game was a winning game, we have six days or so and until the final match against Arsenal we have five or six days too.
Jesus will take part in training on Friday and coach Pep Guardiola said the first team would have two more training sessions before playing the League One side.
“They can recover. When the distance is two or three days after we have to take a look at the condition of the team.
“The players are feeling well. We will make our decisions after the training sessions.”Player Condition is Important to us as we did not want to take the risk.
“It is good news for us,” Guardiola said about Jesus return to training. “I don’t know when he will be fully recover but the first step is to make week or two weeks training alone and today is his first training with the team.”
City are almost back to the full squad after Fabian Delph, Leroy Sane and David Silva all make a return for the midweek Champions League clash at Basel.
Benjamin Mendy who is suffering from the leg ligament is the only player left out of the squad.