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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back for Arsenal after missing five matches with a hamstring injury, Football Insider sources understand.
The England international will return to the squad for Sunday’s Premier League visit to Norwich following a five-match absence.
He had hoped to return earlier this month – after revealing on his Instagram account that he was “90 per cent fit” but suffered a setback in his recovery.
An Arsenal dressing room source has told Football Insider that Oxlade-Chamberlain was part of the travelling party to Norwich for a game that the Gunners need to win to maintain their title challenge
The former Southampton man, 22, whose career has been blighted by a series of injuries, has been training fully this week.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s return provides Arsene Wenger will more options in midfield, following the knee injury suffered by Francis Coquelin last weekend that is expected to sideline the Frenchman for three to six months.
Aaron Ramsey is in contention to start after returning as a second-half substitute in the midweek Champions League win over Dynamo Zagreb.
Ramsey had missed six matches with a hamstring problem of his own before his midweek comeback.