The Ox eyes Arsenal and England return

The Ox eyes Arsenal and England return

Arsenal and England star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has his eye on returning to the Arsenal team as they attempt to win the Barclays Premier League and then forcing his way back into Roy Hodgson’s plans for this Summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is targeting a return to first team action soon, he has missed all of the season so far after picking up a knee injury in the opening day’s defeat to Aston Villa.

His return from injury will be a welcome boost to manager Arsene Wenger who has just lost Theo Walcott to injury.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is pencilled in for an appearance for the Arsenal U21’s and then he should return to the first team squad for the return fixture against Aston Villa.

The £12 million pound signing from Southampton is hopeful a return to Premier League action will see him improve his chances of being part of England’s 23 man World Cup Squad.

As a young guy growing up watching football and watching World Cups, this will be my first one,” he told Arsenal Player.

Obviously I went to the Euros in 2012 which was an amazing experience – and that’s a massive achievement for me personally, especially as an 18-year-old boy. That was really special.

“But the World Cup is always that little bit more special because it is the world stage. If I was able to be selected and go to Brazil it would be a dream come true and something that I am definitely striving towards.

“Although for now I am just focused on getting back in and around the Arsenal team and helping us do well this season.”

Getting Oxlade-Chamberlain back is a huge boost for Arsenal, he can play in a variety of positions and he will also be a vital member of England’s World Cup Squad if he can keep himself fit.

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