By Richard Clarke
Arsène Wenger has received a triple injury boost ahead of the game with Middlesbrough at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Theo Walcott has recovered from his thigh injury while Kolo Toure and Robin van Persie are both match-fit after returning against Wigan last Sunday. Therefore only Abou Diaby (calf), Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) and Eduardo (broken leg) are absent. In addition, Emmanuel Eboue is back from domestic suspension.
"Compared to last week we just have Theo Walcott back in the squad," said Wenger.
"Kolo Toure and Robin van Persie were back last week but were not completely match-fit. This time they are much better."
However there is no immediate return in sight for Rosicky who was last seen limping off in the early stages of the match with Newcastle on January 26.
"Personally I don't know when he will be back," said Wenger. "We miss him yes he is a big player and has a fantastic spirit. We have missed his talent. I can not really give positive news about his injury. It is a strange injury but not a bad one."Copyright 2017 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