Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger will be hoping and praying that this early return from injury for one of the currently crocked Arsenal stars will be in time for our next Premier League game, which is away to the struggling West Bromwich Albion side managed by Tony Pulis.
I would say that it looks pretty good for the name of Theo Walcott being at least in the matchday squad for that game on Saturday, because the England international forward was originally thought to be due back in action only a week or two after the international break finishes and the domestic football begins again.
So if the report in the Evening Standard is correct and Walcott is set for an earlier return to action than first thought then it would be either the West Brom match this weekend or the trip to face Norwich City next weekend.
Either one would be a great boost for Arsenal, especially after the worrying news that our brilliant Chilean Alexis Sanchez may have picked up a knock on international duty and the rumours earlier this week that Theo himself may have suffered a setback on his path to recovery.
Until we get Alexis and Walcott back though, will Giroud and Campbell be able to keep the title race on track?