The England winger has been out of action since the end of October.
Going into the game Arsenal have some mounting injury problems. Santi Cazorla looks to be out until the new year whilst Alexis Sanchez appears to have a hamstring problem picked up against Norwich City. Laurent Koscielny also limped out of that game but he is expected to be fit.
But with Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Danny Welbeck also on the treatment table it is certainly a problem that Arsene Wenger must be beginning to worry about.
But the club have received an injury boost as well this week. Theo Walcott is back.
The England international suffered a knee problem during the 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup on October 27th but he has now made a timely recovery and was even snapped in action at London Colney earlier today.
Arsenal fans will hope he returns to action on top form ahead of a tough challenge from a fighting Sunderland.