Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could have Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin available for selection for the clash with Bournemouth on Thursday. Both players missed the goalless draw with Everton on Saturday.
But the duo are back in full training and ready to give Arteta a timely boost.
In more positive news, Dani Ceballos is due to return to training this week after nearly six weeks out with a left hamstring injury.
Arsenal will be without Calum Chambers, who is suspended following a fifth booking of the season.
Kieran Tierney is also unavailable after successfully undergoing surgery on a dislocated right shoulder.
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The Scotland international is expected to be out for three months with a return to full training in March.
Gabriel Martinelli and Rob Holding will be assessed to determine whether they can feature against Bournemouth due to left hamstring and knee issues respectively.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth will come into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Burnley and manager Eddie Howe believes Arteta will get his philosophy through to his players.
He said: ”It’ll be a really tough game. I’m expecting that they’ll play the way he wants them to play.
“We expect a difficult challenge but, for us, it’s always about us when we play here and re-finding that attacking swagger that we need.
“I think these games at the moment suit us. The crowd can see that we need their help and we need their input.
“We didn’t give them enough to go on on Saturday. I think that can be a positive for us.”