Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, who missed the draw against Wolves on Tuesday, has recovered from illness and is expected to return against QPR tomorrow.
Defender Bacary Sagna (broken leg) is on schedule to return at the end of January along with fellow full-back Kieran Gibbs (stomach).
Midfielder Jack Wilshere (ankle) could be back by the middle of February while full-back Carl Jenkinson remains sidelined with a back problem. Brazilian left-sided player Andre Santos (ankle) is expected to be sidelined until March.
Provisional squad: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Song, Ramsey, Arteta, Rosicky, Chamakh, Benayoun, Arshavin, Gervinho, Van Persie, Walcott, Almunia, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Miquel.