Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set for Arsenal comeback

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to make his long-awaited return to action against Fulham Under-21's this week.

The Arsenal winger has been on the sidelines ever since damaging his posterior cruciate ligament during the 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season.

Chamberlain returned to full training on Monday and has been pencilled to make his playing return for Arsenal Under 21's at Motspur Park on Thursday.

His imminent return will soften the blow of Theo Walcott missing the rest of the season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Tottenham on Saturday.

Monday's clash against Aston Villa could come to soon for Chamberlain to make his first-team comeback, but he could be in line for a place on the bench for the visit of Fulham on January 18.

Chamberlain's comeback will also interest England manager Roy Hodgson.

The former Southampton forward established himself as an integral member of Hidgson's squad before his injury.

Welcome back Ox, just in time! Hope Wenger wont use this as an excuse not to buy a striker though!