Arsenal have been handed a major boost on the injury front with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain stepping up his recovery from a knee injury he sustained against Barcelona in February. The midfielder limped off after a clash with Dani Alvez and was deemed a major doubt for the Euros.
The Daily Mail reports that Chamberlain will be available for selection in Roy Hodgson's squad travelling to France, who last featured in an England shirt against Lithuania in the qualifiers in 2015. The midfielder scored in a 3-0 win for England but has struggled to establish himself as a regular in the Arsenal squad, which could lead to a roadblock in his chances for to make it to the final squad.
The Gunners are all but out of contention in all competitions this season, having crashed out of the FA Cup and the Champions League over the past month while their poor form in the league has ended any hope of them winning the title. Chamberlain is expected to be available in the fag end of the season along with a lot of other familiar faces but it is again a case of too little too late for Arsene Wenger's men.
Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky stepped up their recovery from injury by playing in an U21 fixture against Newcastle while Aaron Ramsey also returned to first-team action in the Gunners' 3-3 draw with West Ham United. Mathieu Flamini is also available for Wenger, should he look to rejig his squad but Santi Cazorla is some way away from coming back into first-team training.
Meanwhile, the French manager is considering a complete reshuffle of his squad in the summer, with upto six British players on the shortlist to leave the club in the upcoming transfer window. Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Ramsey, Calum Chambers, Carl Jenkinson and Theo Walcott are all on standby while the Gunners are keeping a close eye on Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka.