Report: Arsenal winger set to return to first-team training on Monday after recovering from injury

General view inside the stadium before the match

The 22-year-old has not played for the Premier League side since February.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain celebrates after scoring the second goal for ArsenalAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain

A report in the London Evening Standard has suggested that Arsenal are about to receive a boost on the injury front as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to return to first-team training next week.

The winger has not played for the Gunners since February after sustaining a knee injury in their Champions League tie with Barcelona. 

Sunderland's DeAndre Yedlin in action with Arsenal's Alex Oxlade Chamberlain

And after suffering a setback in his recovery just before the end of the campaign (via Evening Standard), he could only look on as Roy Hodgson's England side crashed out of the European Championships in incredible fashion.

But while he was sidelined for the entirety of the Three Lions' involvement in the tournament, the Evening Standard reports that his return to training with his club is now imminent.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The former Southampton man will be desperate to maintain his fitness throughout pre-season as he prepares for a key campaign in his Emirates career.

The 22-year-old may have brought up his century of league appearances for Arsene Wenger's side during the last campaign, but the fact that he has started less than half of those games sums up the difficulties he has had staying fit and enjoying consistent form.

On his day, he has the potential to be one of the most frightening attacking midfielders in the top flight. But he will know that with every spell on the sidelines, the faith in him to become a key man diminishes just that little bit more. 

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain scores the third goal for England

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