Arsenal boosted ahead of FA Cup clash as midfield pair set to return

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be delighted that star midfield pair Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere is set to make an appearance in their upcoming fifth-round FA Cup clash against Middlebrough, Express reports.

The 23-year-old English midfielder has not featured for the Gunners since November 22, but having been brought back into training, is tipped to mark his return this weekend.

Sanchez, who gave Wenger a late fitness boost in the 2-1 win over Leicester City, was forced off during the match with fears that he could face some time on the sidelines.

However, the club have received good news as the 26-year-old Chile international has been tipped to return against Middlesbrough having avoided a potential two-week injury lay-off.

Despite Wenger being buoyed by the return of his midfield pair, he will once again be without the services of Aaron Ramsey for about two weeks after the Welshman picked up his third hamstring injury of the season.

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