The 20-year-old has been out of action since suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in February during a season-long loan spell at Wolves.
However, the Ghana-born battler has provided a boost to Arsene Wenger's options in midfield with the news that he is set to return to training imminently.
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The Gunners are yet to concede a goal so far this season and have picked up five points from their opening three Premier League fixtures.
New signings Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla were both on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win over Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool at Anfield last weekend, with top-flight new boys Southampton next to visit the Emirates.