Arsenal return to Premier League action with a trip to West Ham United on Saturday.
Unai Emery ahs been blessed with six players returning to first-team training earlier this week to give the Spaniard something to think about.
Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny all returned to training on Monday. As did Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi and Konstas Mavropanos.
Marko Arnautovic should be fit for the Hammers despite coming off injured in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham. The Austrian’s longterm future in East London is in doubt with reports of a move to China on the horizon. Meanwhile Fabian Balbuena could also be in contention and Javier Hernandez and Ryan Fredericks have both returned to training.
Former Gunner Samir Nasri could also feature for Manuel Pellegrini’s side. Nasri made his debut in West Ham’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham City last weekend.
Both manager need a win. Pellegrini’s side came unstuck in December, with four points from their last four matches putting the Hammers 10th. Emery’s Arsenal are clinging on to a top four chase and has Manchester United breathing down their back.