Arsenal have received a double boost ahead of their visit to Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday, as Aaron Ramsey and Francis Coquelin could reportedly be available after recovering from separate knocks.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger is hopeful that the duo returns for the midweek Premier League clash, as their return will certainly ease the manager's midfield selection dilemma.
The north London club are short in the midfield department as Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini still remain sidelined through injury.
Coquelin has been phenomenal since his return to the side following a loan spell at Charlton, and has been ever present for Arsenal in the holding midfield role in recent months.
He was a doubt going into the London derby on Wednesday after breaking his nose during the Gunners' 2-0 win over Everton on Sunday, but the report claims that the midfielder could recover in time for their visit to Loftus Road.
On the other hand, Ramsey, has missed his side's last four games after picking up a hamstring injury against Leicester two weeks back. Wenger had indicated ahead of the game against the Toffees that the midfielder was close to making a return and it is now expected that the Welshman will be in Arsenal's squad to face QPR.
Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has praised striker Olivier Giroud following his goal scoring exploits against Everton on Sunday.
The French striker, who was under pressure following a disappointing display against Monaco in the Champions League, stepped up and got Arsenal the opening goal in their 2-1 win over the Toffees.
"Oli's always there or thereabouts when it comes to scoring goals," Oxlade-Chamberlain told Arsenal's official site.
"That's just what we need - he can score goals not just when we're dominating the game but he can really turn the game on its head with a goal from a set-piece or out of nothing and that's what he did," the English midfielder added.