By Chris Harris
Arsenal could have three defenders back for the trip to Upton Park on Sunday.
When he spoke to Arsenal TV Online on Thursday, Arsène Wenger revealed that William Gallas (hamstring) and Kolo Toure (shoulder) were fit to face West Ham while Bacary Sagna (knee) was on course to return for Wednesday's local derby with Tottenham.
The outlook was even brighter at Wenger's pre-match press conference on Friday with Sagna now ahead of schedule in his recovery.
"I expect William and Kolo to be fit. Even Bacary Sagna has a small chance to be fit," confirmed Wenger.
If Sagna recovers in time for Sunday's game, Arsenal's injury list would be down to two - long-term absentees Eduardo and Tomas Rosicky.Copyright 2016 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