Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is on course to return to training by the end of next week.
The Welshman, who started the season in terrific form, has not played for Arsenal since his side's 3-1 win over West Ham at Upton Park on December 26.
Ramsey has suffered several setbacks since injuring his thigh during Arsenal's encounter against West Ham but it now seems his injury nightmare could be coming to an end.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be hoping Ramsey, who scored eight goals in 18 matches for the Gunners before having to spend a significant amount of time in the treatment room, can boost his side's aspirations of competing for the Premier League title.
Wenger's side have fallen slightly behind the pace since Ramsey's injury with the north London outfit currently six points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.
The Frenchman said: "Ramsey is progressing well. We must be patient for a few more weeks."
Ramsey is expected to miss Arsenal's next two games against Manchester City and Everton - but could make his comeback appearance against Wigan Athletic in the semi-final of the FA Cup.