Midfielders Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby are all back in contention following injury lay-offs, as is France defender Mathieu Debuchy. England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) continues his rehabilitation.
Burnley midfielder Matt Taylor could make his return from a seven-and-a-half month Achilles injury lay-off .
Midfielder Dean Marney and defender Kevin Long (both cruciate ligament) remain on the long-term absentee list.
However, winger Ross Wallace (knee) and right-back Steven Reid (calf) could return for the Barclays Premier League contest.