Arsenal have reportedly received a major injury boost ahead of their trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday evening.
According to the Mirror, English duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, who were doubtful for the game against the Reds, have passed their late fitness tests after they trained with the first-team before their departure to Merseyside.
Both the Gunners players were suffering from groin problems, which seems to have cleared and this will come as a big boost to Arsene Wenger, who is still without Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Mikel Arteta, leaving their midfield light in numbers.
Apart from that, the north London club are still without Laurent Koscielny leaving their defence vulnerable. But the return of Calum Chambers from a one game suspension, should allow the manager to revert Mathieu Debuchy to his preferred right-back position, after being played as a central defender in their previous game against Newcastle United.
Walcott has featured just twice for the Gunners in the last nine months, as he suffered a groin injury following his return from a cruciate knee ligament injury, which he sustained during an FA Cup clash last season.
Oxlade-Chamberlain on the other hand has been a key player for Arsenal this campaign, and despite not being on the score sheet on a regular basis, his directness and speed has caused trouble for many a defenders this season.
Meanwhile, the French manager has opened up regarding last season's 5-1 loss at Anfield and admits that Arsenal were blown away before they even got going in the game.
"They started strong out of the blocks that day and we were too late to get in the game," Wenger said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"Every defeat hurts, you know. Every defeat is a scar in your heart forever. But we also have good memories at Liverpool. We won many games there, and a week later against the same team we won 2-0 at home in the FA Cup," the Frenchman added.