The midfielder has not featured since the opening-day loss to Liverpool but could face Sunderland, while Santi Cazorla faces a late fitness test
Aaron Ramsey will be in the Arsenal squad to face Sunderland after returning from injury, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.
The midfielder suffered a muscle injury during the 4-3 home loss to Liverpool on the opening day and has not featured since before returning to training last week.
Tuesday’s EFL Cup win over Reading came too soon but now his manager has confirmed an outing against bottom-of-the-table Sunderland, who are without a win after nine games, is a possibility.
“We have [Olivier] Giroud available and Aaron Ramsey will be back in the squad,” Wenger told reporters.
However, there was less positive news about Santi Cazorla, who will undergo a fitness test on Friday ahead of the Saturday trip to the Stadium of light.
He added: “We have a few uncertainties on [Theo] Walcott, [Nacho] Monreal and Cazorla – they will have tests today.”