Arsenal’s injury problems have been lessened by the return of two players who have barely played at all this season, Yaya Sanogo and Tomas Rosicky.
The pair are in the squad for Friday’s game against QPR at the Emirates with Arsene Wenger likely to rotate his squad a little bit given the opposition and punishing schedule.
David Ospina is also back, having missed 25 of the 27 Arsenal games this season, while Hector Bellerin and Laurent Koscielny could be in line for a place in the squad that visits West Ham on Sunday.
However, Mikel Arteta remains sidelined with his calf problem, as do Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, and Mesut Ozil – although the German is back in training.
Speaking about the game against Harry Redknapp’s side, Wenger said, “It’s a London derby and we expect QPR to come and have a go at us. We have to take advantage of our Christmas schedule.”
To see how many games Arsenal players have missed this season through injury, see today’s post on arseblog.com.