FA Cup will not impact Wenger's future at Arsenal

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Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus could make a quicker-than-expected return from injury in the FA Cup semifinal against Arsenal on Sunday.

For the first time since May 1997 Wenger deployed his Arsenal side with a back three on Monday in a 2-1 win at Middlesbrough, Nacho Monreal and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain the wing-backs with Rob Holding making a rare start alongside Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny at the back.

In addition to performances on the pitch, Guardiola is now said to be looking towards bettering the atmosphere at the Etihad after being frustrated at witnessing fans leave early during matches and the City boss is said to have held discussions with chief executive Ferran Soriano regarding the issue. "Today he made part of the training with us", Guardiola told a news conference on Friday.

"Despite the fact that I am happy with what we've done, it is still not enough".

"We are going to travel, all the squad to Wembley. After that we are going to see".

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"All the squad are travelling down tomorrow and we will watch the match between Tottenham and Chelsea. After dinner I will decide the team".

"Asked if he had ruled out a starting spot for Jesus, Guardiola said: "No".

Arsenal had an "easy" road to the semi-finals, having played non-league sides Sutton and Lincoln in the last two rounds, while City have faced Premier League sides in all but one of their five games to reach the semis.

"The impact of Gabriel is shown by how hard it is to come to the Premier League and have the effect he did". So if they are not happy I can completely understand. It was a dramatic two-legged saga which saw last year's semi-finalists crash out on the away goal rule, which ended 6-6 on aggregate.

"He had all Europe in his hands and he made a decision to come here and join us. He had all Europe in his hands and he chose to come here to join us".

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England centre-back Stones missed the 3-0 Premier League win at Southampton last Saturday after pulling up injured in training.

"[Stones] has a muscular injury. Maybe he will come back for United but I don't know right now".

He won 21 trophies in seven years while in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

"I would like to win the FA Cup to prove to my players in their heads how good they are".

They've also won the trophy 12 times, a joint-record alongside Manchester United. They are fantastic players and a fantastic team and winning titles helps you a lot. When you win a title, a final, there's a lot of stress, a lot of pressure.

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