Arsenal still continue their struggle with a long list of injured players including top player Mesut Ozil.
Arsene Wenger is yet give his new update ahead of Stoke City clash this weekend but the latest reports have confirmed the following updates.
Arsenal could be back on track in February if no player gets injured. In February, Arsene Wenger would welcoming several players.
Midfielder Mathieu Flamini is expected to be back after missing the last two games against Southampton and Hull City.
Fellow midfielder Aaron Ramsey who is out since long is also expected to take part against Stoke City. The Welshman will be assessed before the game.
Arsenal record signing Mesut Ozil is back in training but will not be rushed by Arsene Wenger. The German star is out for the past three months and is expected to feature next week.
Skipper Mikel Arteta will take further more time on the sidelines with calf injury.
English midfielder Jack Wilshere remains on the sidelines with an ankle injury and is expected to return in March.
Another midfielder Abou Diaby is out. The Frenchman has spent most of his time on the sidelines at Emirates.
Striker Danny Welbeck has returned from thigh injury but Wenger is likely to give him a further rest as Olivier Giroud has returned after serving three match suspension.
Columnist: Simon Oates