By Chris Harris

Slowly but surely, Arsenal's injury problems are clearing up.

Thierry Henry returned to action against Charlton on Tuesday and Emmanuel Eboue is the latest name to leave the treatment room and rejoin the first-team squad. The Ivorian has missed the last four games with an ankle injury but is fit for this weekend's FA Cup tie at Liverpool.

Arsène Wenger had positive news about a number of the Club's walking wounded when he spoke exclusively to Arsenal TV Online on Thursday afternoon.

"The news is quite good at the moment," said the Arsenal manager. "We have no new injuries from the Charlton game and we have Eboue available for Saturday.

"Julio Baptista might come back too and William Gallas is very close [to a return]. The news of Theo Walcott's back is very good. He and Gallas are possibles for the Carling Cup [on Tuesday].

"Lauren is ready to play. He is looking from week to week better and better in training. Emmanuel Adebayor should be back for the Blackburn game."

Freddie Ljungberg is also nearing full fitness while Abou Diaby took part in his first full training session on Thursday since suffering a fractured and dislocated ankle last May. The young Frenchman's return delighted his manager.

"It is great news, he had his first complete training session today," said Wenger. "He is so happy to play and his performance was very positive."

Subscribers can watch our full exclusive video interview with Wenger from Friday morning on Arsenal TV Online. In it the Frenchman discusses: starting 2007 in style, the return of Henry, getting his injured players back, Saturday's trip to Anfield, Liverpool's resurgence, Jermaine Pennant's form, his special relationship with the FA Cup and the future of Anthony Stokes.



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