Arsene Wenger has been handed a significant boost ahead of our trip to Hull City with the news that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to full training on Sunday.
It’s hard to think of a time when we’ve had such a large amount of players available to us, and Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return boosts our options – increasing the selection headache for Wenger.
Chamberlain has been missing since our FA Cup victory at Old Trafford in March and after recovering from a hamstring injury, his chronic groin problem flared up again, Wenger confirmed last month (via the Mirror).
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The 21-year-old’s absence has been felt too, with his ability to beat opponents with the ball at his feet from out wide a feature of our displays earlier on this season.
Injuries have constantly disrupted Oxlade-Chamberlain during his time at the club and his groin problems are starting to become quite alarming.
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Physically, Chamberlain is built like a middle-weight boxer and in some cases it seems as though his legs can’t handle his upper body strength.
Hopefully the former Southampton man is fully fit and over all his injury problems in order for him to play a big part in the remainder of the season.
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