Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech could return to face Watford after a five-match absence with a calf problem.
Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky are back in full training but will not be involved, while Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also remain absent.
Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is set to continue with a similar starting line-up for the trip to north London.
Joel Ekstrand is still lacking match fitness and Tommie Hoban remains out.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Steve Bower: “I watched Arsenal at Everton last time out and felt their supporters’ frustration.
“The team’s attitude and work rate was excellent, they were sharp and clinical going forward and resolute in defence. The problem is that they haven’t produced it often and consistently enough.
“Ultimately that’s why they will look back at this season as their best chance in recent times of being title winners.
“They have to maintain the standard they showed at Goodison Park to stay on track for Champions League qualification.
“A repeat of the recent FA Cup home defeat by Watford would raise a few eyebrows given the visitors’ recent league form, but the Hornets can look forward to another season in the top flight and an FA Cup semi-final, already a notable achievement.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: “If we win all eight games, we have more than a chance to win the league.
“We are depending on Leicester City, and nobody knows how they will go in their last seven games. The stress becomes bigger but Leicester are in a very strong position at the moment. They can still lose it. The only way we can achieve that is with us performing.
“What is important is that we play our eight games with complete commitment and passion, and see where we finish.”
Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores: “I want to think that we are not safe because it is our ambition to win every single game.
“This should be the team’s ambition. At the moment they maybe have the feeling they are in standby (mode) because it is the last month and we are in a comfortable position and I do not like that.
“We need to recuperate our energy, the energy we usually have.”
I think Arsenal will come on a late run now, as they tend to do – but it is too late for them as far as the title is concerned.