Premier League leaders Liverpool received a significant boost ahead of the visit of Arsenal after manager Jurgen Klopp revealed midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could play again this season.
As if a six-point lead at the top of the table was not enough, the Reds, who are seeking to go unbeaten for their opening 20 matches for the first time in 30 years, have been handed more good news.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was expected to be sidelined for 12 months after rupturing multiple knee ligaments in the Champions League semi-final first-leg win at home to Roma in April, but returned to running outdoors this week. Klopp believes he could be back in full training by the end of February.
"Best news, best news. It is a surprise," said the manager.
"No pressure on him, but it looks like February maybe he is back in normal training, late February/March, so that gives us hope he will be back this season."