Defender Kieran Gibbs has returned to full training with Arsenal following three months out through injury.
The left-back is now back in manager Arsene Wenger's plans after a long period of rehabilitation from surgery on both groins.
However, the 22-year-old is unlikely to be risked for their weekend home game against Blackburn and the trip to Sunderland the following week.
But Gibbs could return to the Gunners' line-up for the FA Cup fifth round clash at the winner of the tie between Sunderland or Middlesbrough the following weekend.
"He had a normal training session yesterday," Wenger told the club's official website.
"He is still short to play now but it is good news to have him back and I think one or two more weeks practice will get him back to being available again. That is very positive."