Photo: Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returns to training

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has returned to training, as Arsenal step up preparations for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool.

Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has returned to training, but he will not be available for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool.

The 21-year-old, who can play both as a winger and as a central midfielder, has been struggling with a hamstring injury of late.

The youngster picked up the problem during the Gunners’ FA Cup quarter-final tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford last month.

Oxlade-Chamberlain missed England’s recent international matches against Lithuania and Italy, and it now appears that he will have to sit out Saturday’s showdown against Liverpool.

Although Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed in his press conference this morning that the former Southampton star is back in training, he ruled him out of playing a part against the Merseyside outfit (see Twitter post above).

Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League table with 60 points from 30 matches, six points clear of Liverpool, who are fifth at the moment.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored one goal and created 35 chances in 22 league appearances so far this season for the North London outfit, while having a pass accuracy of 81% and winning 83 of the 123 dribbles he has attempted.

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