Report: Arsenal set to be boosted by key duo return for Chelsea clash

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Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez could return after recovering from injuries.

Arsenal are set to be boosted by the return of key duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez for the visit of Chelsea, report the Daily Mail.

The duo are currently part of a group of players absent for the Gunners, with the club currently missing seven players from their first team squad.

The Gunners have managed to survive something of an injury crisis this season, despite a number of their first team stars having been struck down by injuries over the campaign.

Ozil sat out the weekend’s 0-0 draw with Stoke City on Sunday, with his absence sorely felt as his side failed to secure all three points.

It is not a long-term injury though and he is expected to return to the starting eleven for the game against Guus Hiddink’s side, while Sanchez, who has been absent since November, could make the bench.

In particular, the return of Ozil is likely to be the biggest boost; with it having been obvious in Sunday’s draw that he is key to their title hopes this season.

The potential return of Sanchez will be warmly welcomed as well though, and Wenger will be hoping he can come in and take the goalscoring burden from Olivier Giroud.

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