Arsenal have received a major boost on the injury front after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was confirmed back in training by manager Arsene Wenger, according to the Independent.
The pacy midfielder was out of the Gunners squad since picking up a hamstring injury against Manchester United in the quarter finals of the FA Cup, where he assisted the Gunners' first goal with a mazy run through the middle of the pitch. The United defence were left static as he passed the ball onto Nacho Monreal, who finished the move with aplomb.
The Gunners have missed his blistering pace in the ensuing games, especially against Chelsea, where they needed someone to add some thrust in the middle and run at the Blues defence.
However, the player is not fit enough to start against Hull in the league, but should be available for their crucial game against United at Old Trafford later in the month, a game which could decide Arsenal's position in the league table.
Arsenal will also be without Mathieu Debuchy, who picked up a hamstring injury in training and would be short for the game. Mikel Arteta is also back in full training but is still short of fitness after missing a major part of the season with a calf injury.
Chamberlain's arrival will give a major selection dilemma to Wenger, who is already scratching his head over the inclusion of Jack Wilshere, who has returned to the first team after a massive stint on the sidelines.
Wilshere has been linked with a move to Manchester City, who are in the market to bring in homegrown talent to adhere to the rules of the Premier League, after failing with their previous acquisitions of Scott Sinclair and Jack Rodwell.
Wenger is unlikely to pay any heed to a transfer request, having spent a majority of his managerial stint at Arsenal over the last few years as a feeder for the richer clubs across Europe and in the Premier League.