Having picked up a hamstring strain at Southampton last week, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been given positive odds by Arsene Wenger when it comes to making the FA Cup final on May 27th.
The 23 year old has been ruled out of the final two Premier League games of the season, and the Arsenal manager says the earliest he’ll be back is for the Wembley showdown with Chelsea.
However, it seems he has a better than 50-50 chance of making the game, which will be a relief after he missed out in 2014 after sustaining a similar kind of injury in the weeks before the final.
“The earliest chance he has is to be available for the cup final,” said Wenger. “I would say it’s 80/20.”
Hector Bellerin came back into the side and provided an assist for Olivier Giroud to score the opener, and there’s no room for sentiment when it comes to picking a team for a final.
There’s more immediate good news ahead of tomorrow night with Alexis Sanchez taking a full part in training today after Wenger said he was set for a fitness test.
The Chilean could still sit this one out from the start, with the Frenchman set to make a number of changes after what has been a hectic, testing schedule.