Arsene Wenger has revealed there are no fresh injury troubles ahead of their trip to Wales to face Cardiff City this weekend, and provided updates for the long term absentees Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Podolski is set to return in about three weeks, he has returned to training as previously revealed but will take some time to get back up to speed after spending several months on the treatment table.
The Ox is still set for a return in the New Year after he suffered a setback in his recovery earlier this month.
Elsewhere Mikel Arteta could return to the lineup after being rested for most of the Gunners 2-0 victory over Marseille, while Kieran Gibbs is also back in the squad after sitting out the match at Emirates Stadium with an illness.
Wenger revealed the following team news on Arsenal’s official website:
[on the team news for Cardiff] No, nothing is different from Marseille really. We have no injuries. Of course we have some little concerns. People were a little bit rested like Arteta, but they are all available now.
[on Gibbs] Kieran Gibbs was sick but he has already recovered yesterday. He is now back in the squad.
[on Podolski’s progress] It will be three weeks until we could see him in the team.
[on Oxlade-Chamberlain] It will be the New Year for him.
Predicted lineup to follow…