Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reported good news when he spoke about injured defenders Mathieu Debuchy and Laurent Koscielny on Thursday.
The French international will both miss Saturday’s game against Manchester United with ankle and calf problems respectively.
However, both are recovering well and should return to action in December.
Wenger told Arsenal.com: “Koscielny and Debuchy are doing well, they are out on the field [working] again.
“We have to see now. Usually field work is three weeks away from full group training. Then there is fitness.
“It looks straightforward for Debuchy. It’s not inflammation, it’s just repairing surgery. For Koscielny, it depends how well he responds to training. At the moment he looks good.”
Olivier Giroud and Mikel are available to face United, but Mesut Ozil will remain on the sidelines until the New Year.
Wenger added: “Ozil is doing well, but he will not be ready before the start of 2015.”