Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has recovered from a knee injury a month ahead of schedule and is fit to take part in Saturday’s fourth round FA Cup clash against Burnley, manager Arsene Wenger said.
The midfielder hurt himself in Arsenal’s Premier League defeat by West Bromwich Albion in November and was originally expected to be back in first-team action early March.
Attacking midfielder Tomas Rosicky is also in line to make his fist appearance of the season against the second tier side on Saturday.
The Gunners’ have surrendered their lead and slipped to third place, three points behind leaders Leicester City, after failing to win their last three matches.
After Saturday’s fixture, Arsenal will hope to catch up to Claudio Ranieri’s men when they host 12th-placed Southampton in a league game on Tuesday.