Wednesday, 14th May, 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he is playing the waiting game over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the midfielder still not sure to be fit for Saturday's FA Cup final against Hull City.

Wenger would love to be able to call upon the England international, however he believes a clearer picture can only be formed tomorrow, as he continues to plot an end to Arsenal's near nine-year trophy drought.

Asked about Oxlade-Chamberlain's fitness, Wenger told his club's site: "I will only know [on Thursday] if he has a chance to be in the squad or not."

The Frenchman also confirmed Thomas Vermaelen remains a doubt, with an assessment of the Belgian defender needed, while otherwise he has the same group available that beat Norwich City 2-0 last weekend.


"Everybody should be available who played in our last game at Norwich", Wenger said.

Arsenal finished the Premier League season sitting fourth in the table and securing Champions League qualification.

Lifting the FA Cup would put the gloss on the club's season.

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