Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger is hoping to have Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fit before the end of the season Getty Images

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has delivered positive news regarding the injuries of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck after the Gunners all but secured third place in the Premier League following their 0-0 draw against Sunderland on 20 May.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has been out of action for over two months with a groin injury he sustained during a clash against Manchester United, while it has been less than a month since Welbeck's last appearance due to a minor knee injury.

The duo have been impressive for the Gunners this campaign and the manager will hope for their speedy return after seeing his forward line struggle for goals in recent games.

The north London club have gone three consecutive home games without a goal and in the absence of the former United forward, and the manager has had to rely solely on Olivier Giroud to lead the line.

However, the Frenchman is hoping to have the duo fit before the end of the season, after revealing that the former Southampton player is getting back to full training, while Welbeck will have a test on 23 or 24 May ahead of the final game of the season against West Bromwich Albion.

"Alex is coming back into full training. He's not completely ready yet. I can't tell you if he will be available to go with England," Wenger said, as quoted by Arsenal's official site.

"Welbeck has a test on Saturday or Sunday. We'll know more about it then," the French manager added.

Meanwhile, Wenger is also open to the idea of his players travelling with the U21 squad for the European championships, especially Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott, as they have missed the majority of the season through injury.

But the duo have not been named by Gareth Southgate in his provisional 27-man squad and it looks unlikely that he will take two players, who are already established in the senior Three Lions set up.

"Our players don't need a rest. Theo has been out for a year, Jack for six months because he played his last game in November. They don't need a rest. They can go with the first team, it's no problem. Of course I'd welcome it," Wenger concluded.