Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil and striker Olivier Giroud will only be 100% fit at the end of the month.
The two came off the bench during Saturday's 0-0 draw away at Leicester City.
The German impressed with his movement as he went close to scoring but the Frenchman was slow and struggled to keep up with the pace of the game.
"We could have got more out of that but maybe we could've lost it in the last five minutes," Wenger told reporters.
"Overall it was a game where we had the chances and I think overall it was a game of intensity, of quality.
"They were very direct, of course, as we know and we needed to have the courage to play without making mistakes at the back and giving them chances on the counter-attack.
"That's what the game was about, it was a fight until the end. You could see that Leicester had some mental qualities that explained why they were champions last year.
"[Olivier] Giroud does not look completely ready physically but that should improve every week now. [Mesut] Ozil I think as well, one more week will get them closer."