Arsenal have a position to fill in their midfield, and Mathieu Flamini may just be the man to answer their call.
The Frenchman has been used largely as a back-up over the past year, with a highlight being his brace against Tottenham in the Capital One Cup.
He will not be expected to score goals in his role as a replacement for Francis Coquelin, who was injured against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, and now faces more than two months on the sidelines.
Flamini's contract expires at the end of this season, and he now has a chance to show what he can do with a run of games, if selected.
Arsenal host Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night in a Champions League game crucial to their chances of qualification to the knockout rounds.
The Gunners do have alternatives, especially with Aaron Ramsey returning to training after injury, while Calum Chambers is another possibility if Arsene Wenger elects to move him into midfield.
Youngster Glen Kamara is another option, but he did not seize the chance to impress when handed his debut against Sheffield Wednesday a few weeks ago.