Arsène Wenger had good news on the injury front when he spoke exclusively to Arsenal TV Online on Thursday afternoon.

The Arsenal manager reported no new injuries from the Hamburg game and revealed that William Gallas is ahead of schedule with his recovery from a thigh problem despite fears that he would be sidelined for a few weeks.

"At the moment we have Tomas Rosicky and Gallas both looking extremely good and close to coming back again," said Wenger.

"I don't think Rosicky is ready [for Bolton on Saturday] but he has a chance to be available for Fulham.

"As for Gallas we will see, he will not play against Fulham and Tottenham could be a bit premature but he has a chance to be available for Porto."

Arsenal's two long-term absentees - Lauren and Abou Diaby - are still on course to return early in the New Year.

"Lauren is practising with the group now so that is very good news and Diaby we think in January he will be available," said Wenger.

Arsenal TV Online subscribers can watch the full exclusive interview with Wenger on Friday morning. In it he discusses: the win against Hamburg, the state of Group G, his memories of the Reebok Stadium, Bolton's recent form, their summer signing Nicolas Anelka and Sunday's clash between Manchester United and Chelsea.

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