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Iheanacho set for huge surprise against Arsenal

EPL By: Olakunle Brown | 21/04/2017

Iheanacho in action for Manchester City

Kelechi Iheanacho and the rest of the Manchester City team are set to get a huge surprise this weekend as Brazilian forward, Gabriel Jesus is set to feature against Arsenal in the semifinal of the FA Cup, according to the Dailystar.

The 19-year-old suffered a broken his foot in February during the premier league game against Bournemouth and was expected to miss the rest of the season after surgery.

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However, the £27m forward who joined the Etihad side in December, stunned the Manchester City medical staff returned to full training, well ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation.

Pep Guardiola could now throw him into the fray against Arsenal on Sunday after he impressed with some intense ball work earlier this week.

According to Dailystar: “Jesus was forced to wear a protective boot for two weeks following his operation, while crutches were also used as a precaution.

“Guardiola allowed him some time to return to Brazil before sending him to see renowned specialist Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.

“Jesus visited Cugat at his famed ‘Quironsalud Hospital’ to begin strengthening work and a tentative target of May was set for his comeback.

“But the 19-year-old is expected to return much sooner than that and has an outside chance of being on the bench against Arsene Wenger’s men.

“The trip to London could still come too soon for him, but Jesus’s imminent return is a huge boost for Guardiola as he battles to secure a top four finish and win the FA Cup in what has been a difficult first season in English football.”

The potential return of Gabriel Jesus may not be goodnews for Kelechi Iheanacho who is already behind Sergio Aguero in the pecking order at Manchester City.