Arsenal and England are about to receive a boost with the news that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is finally ready to partake in full training once again.
The midfielder suffered a nasty knee injury in the Gunners opening day Premier League fixture against Aston Villa, and has endured a frustrating spell on the sidelines, suffering a setback in November.
His long awaited return to action is approaching, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger declaring the England international will rejoin first team training this week however it will take time to regain match fitness and sharpness.
The Frenchman provide an update of The Ox’s fitness on Arsenal.com:
He is close to being back in full training, next week. It takes a little time to be competitive again.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return to action will be a big boost for the Gunners who are beginning to suffer in the attacking department of late due to injuries in and around the hectic festive period.
The Ox can add a breath fresh air into Arsenal’s title run-in and help in their quest for silverware. He will also be keen to make an impression ahead of England’s trip to Brazil in the summer for the FIFA World Cup. Roy Hodgson will be tracking the 20-year-old’s progress eagerly.