Aaron Ramsey will make his long awaited full return for Arsenal in their FA Cup semi-final clash against Wigan Athletic with Mesut Ozil also nearing a return date.
Persistent injuries and faltering performances have worked to undermine the Gunners' pre-season target of finishing in the top four of the Premier League, with Everton now just a point off the club after their 3-0 win over Arsene Wenger's side on Sunday.
But Arsenal's focus will now switch to the FA Cup where they have a golden opportunity to win their first piece of silverware since 2005 and will be boosted by the return of Ramsey, who is set to start a game for the first time since Boxing Day having made a brief cameo in the loss at Goodison Park.
"Aaron Ramsey is ready to start against Wigan," Wenger told a press conference. "Ozil could be back next Saturday. Koscielny could be back for Tuesday."
Ramsey, who proved to be the catalyst behind Arsenal's exhilarating start to the season as he struck 13 goals in all competitions, saw his season derailed by a thigh injury but could yet have a decisive role to play in the club's quest to ensure qualification for Europe's premier competition.
Ozil has not featured since picking up a hamstring injury in Arsenal's Champions League second leg defeat to Bayern Munich in early March. Although the German's dwindling influence in the second half of the campaign saw him come under criticism, his return to the first team fold will act as a timely boost to the club's end of season run in.
However Wenger also confirmed that Kieran Gibbs, Tomas Rosicky and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remain doubts for Saturday's meeting at Wembley. Midfielder Chamberlain was introduced in the final 20 minutes at Goodison Park last week after the Gunners' fell 3-0 behind, but his role at Wembley on Saturday evening is uncertain.
Wenger also confirmed that Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal ahead of Wojciech Szczesny.