Arsenal injury news: Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to return against Chelsea - plus update on Francis Coquelin

The Gunners take on the the Premier League champions on Sunday

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Arsenal could welcome back both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil for their Barclays Premier League clash against Chelsea on Sunday.

Sanchez has been missing since November with a hamstring issue and Ozil sat out last weekend's draw at Stoke due to a foot injury - but the pair are expected to start against the Blues.

Mohamed Elneny is still awaiting his Arsenal debut with fellow midfielder Francis Coquelin back in training following a knee injury but will not feature, nor will Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla (both knee) or Jack Wilshere (leg).

Recent reports state that Welbeck is set to return to training within the next two weeks.

“I am cautious with him because we cannot afford a setback with him,” said Wenger. “A setback would mean a very long period out so we don’t want to take this gamble. The signs he has shown in training this week are positive."

“The doubt is that he has been out for a long time and the risk of a setback if you try to go too early. To be clear on all the tests is one thing, after he is clear on training is another things, and after the intensity of a big game you can never repeat in a training session. You can make sure after a certain amount of time that the risk is minimal.”