Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is set for his first-team return and has been included in the squad to face Manchester City on Saturday.
The Gunners midfielder has not featured since suffering a serious knee injury during the game with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on 21 December.
"Cesc is ready to play again, but he needs three games to be back to his best," said manager Arsene Wenger.
"We are due to play eight games in 25 days, which are all decisive."
Arsenal are battling with Aston Villa for fourth place in the Premier League to secure Champions League football for next season and are also involved in two cup competitions.
The Gunners play their quarter-final first-leg Champions League tie with Villarreal on Tuesday and face Chelsea in an FA Cup semi-final on Saturday 18 April.
The 21-year-old suffered the injury going for a 50-50 challenge with Xabi Alonso in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
Although Arsenal have recently revived their form, Fabregas' absence has been seen as a key reason for their inability to challenge for the title.
Speaking in the official Arsenal programme for the match against City, the Spaniard said: "I feel good and I am available for selection, although I do not know what the extent of my involvement will be yet.
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