Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has no new injury concerns as Arsenal face Cardiff. [Reuters]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he has no new fitness concerns ahead of the trip to Cardiff City this weekend after Kieran Gibbs recovered from a sickness that kept him out of the Champions League game against Marseille.

"Kieran Gibbs was sick but he has already recovered yesterday. He is now back in the squad," Wenger confirmed to the Arsenal website.

Gibbs is likely to return to first team action, despite Nacho Monreal impressing in his absence, while Theo Walcott could also be in contention to start as he continues to get back to full match fitness after his injury lay-off.

Walcott came on against Marseille but has not started a game since 22 September when Arsenal secured a 3-1 win over Stoke City.

"We have no injuries," added Wenger. "Of course we have some little concerns. People were a little bit rested like Arteta but they are all available now."

The Gunners will look to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League table with victory over Cardiff and Wenger will have virtually a full squad to choose from.

There are now just two first team players currently sidelined as Lukas Pdoloski continues to recover from a serious hamstring injury, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still some way short of action after suffering a knee injury in the opening day loss to Aston Villa.

"It will be three weeks until we could see him [Podolski] in the team," confirmed Wenger. [On Oxlade-Chamberlain] it will be the New Year for him."

Wenger already has a plethora of options in midfield but there is little in the way of players who can fill the role of Olivier Giroud. With Niclklas Bendtner struggling to impress in his rare opportunities, it could be Podolski that is asked to fulfil the role of central striker when the French forward needs to be rested.