Arms stockpile director Arsene Wenger is trusting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can be completely fit in time for the begin of the Premier League season after the midfielder battled with a knee harm last crusade.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who harmed his knee in a Champions League match against Barcelona in February, scored in Monday’s pre-season 3-1 win over Mexican club Guadalajara Chivas in California.
Arms stockpile start their new season with essential diversions against Liverpool at the Emirates on August 14 and a trek to Premier League champions Leicester City six days after the fact.
“It’s a critical season for him. He has been out for a long, long time. He has been harmed and did not go to the European Championship. That is the reason I’m wary of him,” Wenger told the club’s site.
“I trust I can get him through and fit for the begin of the season. (He gives us) power, infiltration. It’s troublesome what he doesn’t have… that is the reason I might want him to get to the level he can go to.”
Wenger is additionally hopeful Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla can recapture wellness before the end of August after a long harm cutback last season because of a knee damage.
“He is our specialized security in midfield and we missed him for five or six months last season. Right now he is not totally there on the wellness front,” Wenger included.
“He’s somewhat behind the others physically however I think he will be okay, perhaps not on August fifteenth, but rather toward the end of August he ought to be okay.”