Arsenal have received a massive boost on the injury front with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey and Hector Bellerin all set to return against West Bromwich Albion after the international break. The Gunners were without seven first team players against Tottenham Hotspur and after a harrowing week, which saw them get battered 5-1 by Bayern Munich, a point against Tottenham was more than what they deserved on the day.
The Daily Mail reports that all three players will be available to start after the break, in what could be a crucial period for the north London club, given the fixture list at their disposal. The Gunners face West Brom, Norwich, Sunderland and Aston Villa in their next four games in the league before inviting Manchester City to the Emirates, when they are also likely to call upon Theo Walcott to return to the first eleven.
The striker sustained a calf injury against Sheffield Wednesday and is expected to be unavailable in December, while Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky are all set for return after the New Year. Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger allayed fears over Mathieu Debuchy, who was substituted in the second half against Tottenham, stating that the defender was tired after two physically draining games within three days. Santi Cazorla, who was hooked at half-time, was unwell before the start of the game and was playing to only 30% of his ability.
The Gunners face two important Champions League fixtures against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos in the next few days, which will determine their fate in Europe. Arsenal have to win both matches, along with a two goal margin against the Greeks to have any chance of going through. Any hint of hope is subject to Bayern beating Olympiacos at the Allianz Arena, failing which the Greeks will take an insurmountable lead and crash the Gunners' hopes of moving into the next round for the 16th year in succession.
Meanwhile, Kieran Gibbs, who scored the equaliser against Tottenham has been called up to the England squad where Wenger will be hoping for him to get some game time, having been relegated to the bench by Nacho Monreal. The Spaniard has put in an impeccable performance until date and is being regarded as one of the best full-backs in the league at present.