Arsenal have been handed a major boost after reports revealed that midfielder Jack Wilshere's injury is not as bad as first feared.
The England international injured his ankle during the North London Derby, but continued playing until he was subbed off in the second half.
According to the Mirror, Wilshere's injury is not as bad and he could be fit enough to play a part in Wednesday's Champions League game against Galatasaray. If not for that game, he is certain to return for the crucial Premier League fixture against Chelsea on Sunday.
This news is a silver lining for Arsene Wenger, who lost midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta to injuries during the first half of the game against Tottenham.
The Welshman has been ruled out of action for six weeks with a grade 2 hamstring strain, while the Gunners' skipper is set to be out of action for up to three weeks with a calf strain.
Arsenal will take a cautious approach with the young Englishman due to his previous history with ankle injuries.
Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored the equaliser for Arsenal against Spurs understands that he needs to score more goals. The 21-year-old has vowed to improve his goal scoring record, but knows that he cannot ignore the other aspect of his game, which is creating opportunities for others and helping his teammates on the defensive side.
"I'd like to [score more but] it's easier said than done," he said. "I told my dad before the game that the law of average said I'd missed enough chances so surely it was time to score," Oxlade-Chamberlain said, as quoted on Arsenal's official site.
"I'm really happy to get off the mark but I completely agree with you - it's something I want to improve on."
"It's something I feel I have the potential to do better so I'll be working on that but it's important that I do my other role in the team too defensively and trying to create for others," the Englishman added.