Theo Walcott has returned to full training and may be in contention to return as early as Liverpool on Sunday.
Not many have been hit by the Arsenal injury plague as hard as Walcott, and after returning from a nine month lay-off, the England international made just two substitute appearances before aggravating a groin problem and returning back to the physio.
However, Wenger has received a boost to his squad with Theo returning to full training and he is considering awarding him a place on the bench on Sunday.
The festive period is notoriously a busy one and having strength in depth is vitally important. Welcome back Theo, and please try and stay around longer this time.
The Gunners will be without Jack Wilshere (ankle), Mesut Ozil (knee), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Mikel Arteta (calf), Laurent Koscielny (achilles), and Tomas Rosicky (thigh) for the trip to Anfield.