Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed there is a chance midfielder Jack Wilshere could make his long-awaited return from injury against QPR.
The England midfielder has been sidelined for 14 months with ankle and knee problems but came through 90 minutes of Arsenal's 2-1 under-21s win over Everton on Monday, along with the recovering Bacary Sagna and Emmanuel Frimpong.
Wenger says Wilshere will not feature when the Gunners host Schalke in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, insisting it would be "dangerous" to risk him.
But the Gunners boss is not ruling out the 20-year-old, who was an unused substitute in the 1-0 defeat to Norwich at the weekend, playing some part when Arsenal host QPR in the Premier League on Saturday.
Wenger said: "There is a chance.
"He had 90 minutes yesterday, Sagna had 90 minutes, Frimpong had 90 minutes. We'll see how they recover.
"We are a little bit in a trap at the moment because he needs to play full games and of course, 48 hours later is too dangerous to play a player, or even put him on the bench, who has not played for such a long time."