Arsène Wenger says Mesut Özil is "all right" after the knock he suffered to his knee on international duty with Germany, and although he will have a late fitness test is expected to be available for the Premier League visit of Norwich City on Saturday.
Özil limped off towards the end of Germany's 5-3 win over Sweden in Stockholm on Tuesday night but Wenger has been reassured that the injury is nothing more than bruising. He has also welcomed back Santi Cazorla to full training after an ankle injury, but the midfielder is not yet ready to start, while Bacary Sagna is at "80% fitness" following hamstring damage.
"Özil is all right," Wenger said. "He came back with a knock on the knee but it was just a kick. We'll have a test to see if he is fit enough for Saturday or not. When you have not played, there is always a little doubt but not a major one.
"Sagna is 80% fit and he will have a test. Cazorla is available in training but he is not match fit. It is just about competitiveness with him. There is a possibility that both are in the squad for Saturday. I have not decided whether they will start or not."
Wenger added that Theo Walcott is "still two weeks away" after the abdominal operation he had on 25 September. Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Yaya Sanogo and Abou Diaby will all remain out "for a longer period."