Arsenal have reportedly been handed a major fitness boost as Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Debuchy are ready to return to first-team action when Liverpool visit the Emirates Stadium on 4 April.
According to the Mirror, Arsene Wenger will have the services of the trio, who have returned to first-team training following lengthy spells on the sideline.
Arteta has been out for over five months with calf and ankle issues while Wilshere has spent the last four months out of action due to an ankle surgery. Debuchy, who dislocated his shoulder during a clash against Stoke City, has been out since January 11.
Among the incoming trio, it is difficult to see Arteta getting back in the starting lineup due to the presence of Francis Coquelin, who has excelled during the Spaniard's absence.
Similarly, Wilshere could also struggle to get back into the team as Aaron Ramsey has shown glimpses of his form from last season as well as the presence of Santi Cazorla, who has been employed in the deep role to accommodate Mesut Ozil in his preferred number 10 role.
Debuchy, however, should get back his starting role at right-back despite Hector Bellerin putting in some impressive performances this campaign.
Apart from the trio, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also hoping to be fit for the clash against Brendan Rodgers' team. The English midfielder has been out for the last couple of weeks with a hamstring injury he sustained during Arsenal's win over Manchester United in the FA Cup.
The French manager will be delighted to hear the news regarding his players' recovery going into the most crucial part of the season, which sees the north London club in a race to finish second in the Premier League along with Manchester United and City.
Apart from the race in the league, the Gunners are also vying for a place in the FA Cup final and will face Championship club Reading in the semi-finals on 18 April.