Gabriel Jesus knee injury much worse than feared for Man City

Sheri Evans
January 2, 2018

City confirmed on Monday that Jesus had suffered MCL damage, but the player took to his official Instagram account soon after to allay fears of a lengthy lay-off.

"I admire the physicality in the Premier League but the referees have to protect the players", said the Spaniard.

"There is a line where you go above and it is unsafe", he said.

Pep Guardiola expects Alexis Sanchez to remain at Arsenal in January despite the Manchester City coach predicting Gabriel Jesus will be out for up to two months.

Wenger also hit back at club legend Thierry Henry after his suggestion that Arsenal players' mixed celebrations during the 3-1 win at Crystal Palace this week pointed to a dressing-room rift caused by Sanchez's uncertain future. Jesus faces up to two months out with suspected knee ligament damage, while De Bruyne's injury, not believed to be as serious as his teammate's, will nearly certainly force the Belgian to miss the Watford game.

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Or are we seeing the first cracks in the City facade - cracks which might just offer a glimmer of hope to Chelsea in their attempts to defend the title they won so convincingly last season?

Chilean star Alexis Sanchez unfollowed his Arsenal team mate Mohamed El-Neny after Egyptian central midfielder tweeted about his absence from the World Cup.

"Alexis Sanchez is the one that can probably give a new, fresh inspiration to the squad".

Asked if Arsenal will look to make signings in the transfer window, Wenger added: "Tomorrow [Monday], I will try to bring myself in first and, after that, we will see". With six months left (on his contract) what's the point of selling him now?

"They have been all over the shop ever since Everton made their unsuccessful approach for manager Marco Silva".

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