By Nick Teale
Arsène Wenger expects Nicklas Bendtner to return in three to four weeks - and Samir Nasri shouldn't be far behind him.
Johan Djourou (hamstring) is not yet fully fit but Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie are 'available normally' after a late start to pre-season.
Nasri underwent knee surgery last week and Bendtner has not featured yet this season due to a groin injury.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online ahead of Saturday's trip to Bolton, Wenger was asked how much longer Bendtner will be out for.
"Three to four weeks," he replied. "Nasri will have a battle [to be back first]. He could be in front of Bendtner even because he is recovering very quickly.
"Djourou is fit to be in the squad but he is not completely there yet. Cesc and Van Persie are back and available normally [for Blackburn]."