Arsenal have been boosted by news that Olivier Giroud, who suffered a broken left tibia is set for a shock return to face Manchester United despite medical staff declaring his return date to be in January, Daily Star reports.
Arsene Wenger will not want to use the 28-year-old striker for the full 90 minutes as former United man Danny Welbeck is the likely candidate to lead the lines this weekend.
In addition to the swift return of Giroud, the Gunners seems to receive another boost after Mikel Arteta is also said to be available for selection.
Wenger said: “Giroud and Arteta are both available. It’s just a question of how ready they are but they are available.
“Giroud is three or four weeks ahead of schedule.
“Originally, we planned to have him back for competition at the beginning of next year. So he’s one month ahead.”
It is likely that the Frenchman along with Arteta could be on the bench for the match against the Red Devils and may only get a brief appearance in order to avoid any unnecessary risk.