Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas should be back in action against Bolton on Sunday, while Gael Clichy is nearing a return.
Fabregas, 22, has recovered from a hamstring injury ahead of the trip to the Reebok Stadium and should figure in the squad.
Clichy, however, may be rested by manager Arsene Wenger despite recovering well from a back problem which has kept him out since October.
Fabregas' return is a huge boost for Wenger who will likely be without injured midfielder Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner for the first of two matches with Bolton in a week.
"Fabregas (is back)," Wenger told the club's official website. "And we are very happy to have him back.
"Gael Clichy is available and he might be in the squad as well on Sunday. I don't want to go overboard with Gael because he has been out for a long time but he looks very, very sharp in training.
"As for Denilson, we'll have to assess his situation on Friday. At the moment, I count him out."
Denilson suffered a knock in the 2-2 draw with Everton last week but his injury is not said to be serious.
"He still has a chance to play at Bolton, if not he should be, maximum, one more week," Wenger added.
"Niklas Bendtner is two weeks (away)," he said. "He is making good progress."