Arsenal have been handed a major injury boost for the weekend Premier League clash against Manchester United as the Gunners midfielder Mathieu Flamini is likely to make a return for Sunday's clash at Old Trafford.
The Frenchman limped out of the north London club's victory over Crystal Palace in October and is sidelined since then with a groin injury. Goal.com reports the midfielder is set to return for the clash against the English champions and is likely to start for the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger signed Flamini on a free transfer in the summer after Italian giants AC Milan released the 29-year-old after the end of last season. Since his return to the Emirates, the former France international has been instrumental in Arsenal's midfield.
Flaimini came on as a substitute for Jack Wilshere during Arsenal's victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates. The midfielder has started every league game for the Gunners before he picked up a groin injury at Selhurst Park.
Meanwhile, the same report also suggests that Olivier Giroud remains doubtful for United clash on Sunday. The French striker picked up a knee injury during Arsenal's 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park during the midweek Champions League tie.
Wenger has deployed the 27-year-old as the lone striker up front for the north London side this season, with Nicklas Bendtner the only other senior striker in the squad. Giroud has bagged five goals and has four assists to his name from 10 league appearances this season.
Arsenal come into United fixture with an impressive away record. The Gunners are unbeaten in the last 15 away games played in all competitions after having won 14 and drawn one. This includes the latest victory over Dortmund as they lit on top of the Champions League Group and Premier League table.
The Emirates club's 2-0 victory over Liverpool has seen them sit on top of the table with 25 points from 10 games, leading second place Chelsea by five points.
The return of Flamini will be a major boost for Wenger during the team selection and Arsenal fans would be hoping for Giroud to be declared fit for their trip to Old Trafford. Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott are unlikely to be fit for the weekend clash against United.