Arsène Wenger has received some mixed injury news as he prepares his team to face Bolton at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
On the plus side, Samir Nasri is ahead of schedule in his recovery from knee surgery.
The Frenchman sustained a meniscal injury against Liverpool on the opening day of the season and was expected to be sidelined for a month. But Nasri will return to full training in the next few days.
However, Robin van Persie will have to wait a little longer before he is back in the first-team frame.
The Dutchman injured his ankle against Blackburn Rovers on August 28 and will be sidelined for longer than first anticipated. Van Persie is likely to be out of action until mid-October.
Look out for a full injury update from Arsène Wenger on Arsenal.com this Thursday.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 7 Sep 2010