And things are finally looking bright for the Gunners manager.
Unai Emery has been naming a make-shift defensive line up for a few names but this week the Spanish boss could finally get most of his defenders back in the first XI.
Arsenal team news vs West Ham:
The club have confirmed that both Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi have returned back to full training and will be available for selection during the West Ham game.
But the defenders are expected to start against the Hammers in a three-man central defence alongside Sokratis.
The return of both the defenders means that Granit Xhaka can finally move back to his original role in defensive midfield alongside Lucas Torreira who will play centrally.
Hector Bellerin has also returned back to training and should start at right wing-back. If the manager does not want to risk him then Maitland-Niles will be given that role.
Like Bellerin, Nacho Monreal will also be available for selection but we feel Unai Emery will name him on the bench and start with Sead Kolasinac on the left-hand side of the pitch.
Mesut Ozil is also back to full fitness but the manager is not expected to name him in the first XI and it will be Alex Iwobi who will play in the playmaker’s role.
Alexandre Lacazette will play as the single frontman supported Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who will play as a wide man/second striker.
Possible Arsenal line up vs West Ham:
First XI: Cech, Koscielny, Mustafi, Sokratis, Granit Xhaka, Torreira, Kolasinac, Bellerin, Iwobi, Aubameyang, Lacazette.