Manchester City have received a massive injury boost ahead of their game against Arsenal on Sunday in the form of Vincent Kompany.
- Arsenal v City kicks off at 3pm on Sunday 23 April
- Kompany out for most of season with knee injury
- Kept clean sheet and scored against Southampton at weekend
- Set to start against Arsenal
Kompany has been sidelined for most of the season with a knee injury and recently returned to the fold against Southampton, helping them keep a clean sheet and even scoring during City’s 3-0 victory.
However, as the Belgium international is no stranger to injuries and has struggled to get back to fitness, it remained to be seen whether there would be any complications from playing a full 90 minutes for his side.
According to the Daily Mirror, there hasn’t been, and the defender is set to start against Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.
“Vincent is top quality,” said Pep Guardiola.
“Anyone can discuss his quality. The problem has been his injuries, but finally he is back and can stay fit for us.
“That’s what we want – not just for Vincent – but all our players.
“I feel sorry for Manuel Pellegrini because he could not use Kompany last season.”
City are also set to see Gabriel Jesus return to the squad. The forward recently returned to training after being sidelined on 14 February with a fractured metatarsal and has apparently been recovering well.
Meanwhile, Danny Welbeck (toe) is a doubt for Arsenal, while Shkodran Mustafi (thigh), David Ospina (back), Lucas Perez (thigh), Santi Cazorla (ankle) are all out.