Arsenal on verge of having near-full availability says Wenger
Midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) and left-back Andre Santos (abdominal strain) will return to training next week leaving goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (ankle) and Gervinho (African Cup duties) as notable absentees.
"It is unusual, especially at this period of the season. It is down to the continuing good work we are doing behind the scenes at the club," said Wenger of the current Gunners injury situation.
"We hope that it continues because it is important to go into January with a full squad and we will be losing Gervinho to the Africa Cup of Nations."