Theo Walcott

Arsenal have received a major injury boost in the form of Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott who are set to return to first team action against Southampton, according to the Daily Mirror, while Lukas Podolski is also expected to come back into the squad before the end of the month.

Ramsey had missed Wales' friendly against Finland last week with a tight hamstring and flu but the Premier League's top midfielder is back into full training and is set to make the squad against third placed Southampton.

The Gunners will be further boosted by the return to fitness of Theo Walcott, who has missed a majority of Arsenal's premier league campaign through an abdominal injury for which he had to undergo surgery. Walcott's arrival will give the Gunners a different outlet in attack and enhance their wing play, which has been lacking thus far this season.

Moreover, Lukas Podolski, who missed a lot of this season owing to a hamstring injury is also set to return before the end of the month and should be available for the Gunners' crucial trip to Naples to face Napoli in what could be a Champions League decider for the north London club.

Arsenal are currently top of their group, following their impressive 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in Germany but may find themselves in a three way battle with Dortmund and Napoli on the final day of the season.

The Gunners are also top of the Premier League and their impressive run of nine games unbeaten was recently overhauled by Manchester United as the Red Devils came on top with a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.

The injury boost leaves the Gunners with only two players out in the form of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby, who are long term absentees and are expected to return in 2014.

This leaves a selection dilemma for Arsene Wenger, who now has to choose five midfielders in between Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta, Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Tomas Rosicky, Walcott, Podolki and Serge Gnabry. However, the Gunners are still woefully short in attack with Olivier Giroud their only option up top.