Club captain Mikel Arteta, full-back Mathieu Debuchy, midfielders Abou Diaby and Jack Wilshere all stepped up their rehabilitation in a friendly match on Tuesday, so will also be assessed ahead of the game.
However, England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring) remains unavailable.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is expected to have recovered from a hip injury to feature.
The 25-year-old, along with midfielder Adam Lallana (groin), withdrew from the England squad last week, but both are likely to be in contention to face the Gunners.
Centre-back Martin Skrtel and captain Steven Gerrard begin three-match suspensions with Dejan Lovren favourite to replace the former in defence.