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.
Guardiola's side have enjoyed a superb season so far and are 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, with a game in hand, ahead of Watford's visit on Tuesday night. "But my feeling now is that he's an Arsenal player and he will be".
"He is a player for Arsenal and I think he is going to stay there", said the City boss.
"Ask the FA. It's a tradition, so I have to adapt", he told multiple English newspapers.
He told Sky Sports: "City have the most complete squad and it is very hard for Guardiola to improve the squad. We focus on our own problems and that is the only important thing".
The Chilean global has six months left on his contract and has decided against signing a new deal at the Emirates. "We will have internal meetings with the board of directors and we will see what is best for us; but for now he is a player in Arsenal and I think that he will continue", he said. Watford are on a awful run of form, winning just one of their last eight league games and racking up four points out of a possible 24. The draw ended City's 18-match winning streak.
"They have been all over the shop ever since Everton made their unsuccessful approach for manager Marco Silva".