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Shkodran Mustafi will return to the Arsenal squad for the visit of Crystal Palace on Sunday, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck could be back in action but Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs are set to miss out.
The German international has missed The Gunners last three matches through injury but could return to the starting line-up.
Danny Welbeck is also in contention to return from his lengthy layoff, which will be a huge boost for Arsene Wenger.
And the French coach provided updates on all of Arsenal’s injury concerns.
‘Alex looks like he could join in normal training on Saturday,’ Wenger said
‘From the last game, I think we lose Kieran Gibbs. It’s not big damage to his knee but he has inflammation and I don’t think he will be available. Danny Welbeck is doing well in training, so we have plenty of options. Theo Walcott will still be short.
‘Shkodran is back in normal training and he will be back in the squad.’
On Gibbs’ injury he added: ‘On Wednesday he had a scan, but it just showed inflammation. Hopefully it’s a short-term injury.’