Tomas Rosicky may be forced into a second start in three matches given Arsenal's injury crisis.
Arsenal's midfield depth received a boost with the news that Tomas Rosicky has overcome a thigh problem and should be available as a substitute against QPR on Boxing Day.
Tomas Rosicky scored a thunderbolt of a goal in the second minute and the goal held up for an Arsenal win in the North London Derby.
Tomas Rosicky had surgery for two breaks in his nose. He suffered the injury against Aston Villa. He could be available for the Fulham match in a protective match, but that seems unlikely.
Tomas Rosicky has been ill, and will need a late fitness test before the weekend's big first versus third match against Southampton.
Oft-injured midfielder Tomas Rosicky is at it again and will miss Arsenal's trip to Sunderland in Week 4.