Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere (ankle) will be assessed ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Crystal Palace.
Mathieu Flamini comes back into contention after he missed the midweek Champions League Group F defeat against Borussia Dortmund with concussion.
England forward Theo Walcott remains sidelined following a minor setback after surgery on an abdominal problem. Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee) are also all still recovering.
Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen has no new injury concerns as he takes charge of the Eagles for the first time when they welcome Arsenal to Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Millen replaced Ian Holloway on a temporary basis and has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from for the visit of the Barclays Premier League table-toppers.
Only captain Paddy McCarthy, who has returned to training after a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a groin injury, and Glenn Murray (knee) remain sidelined.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Gabbidon, Moxey, Delaney, Mariappa, Campana, Guedioura, Bannan, Thomas, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Chamakh, Jerome, Gayle, Puncheon, O'Keefe, Bolasie, Phillips, Kebe, Price.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Ozil, Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla, Giroud, Fabianski, Vermaelen, Monreal, Jenkinson, Arteta, Bendtner, Rosicky, Gnabry.