Oxlade-Chamberlain's World Cup dream in doubt, admits Wenger

The Arsenal boss awaits news of the youngster's recovery over the final weekend of the Premier League season but warns the Three Lions not to pick him if not "100 per cent fit"
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that "the next three of four days" will clarify if Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit enough to go to the World Cup with England.

The 20-year-old has not featured for the Gunners since damaging his groin during their Premier League victory over Hull City on April 20 and is a serious doubt for their rematch in ther FA Cup final on May 17.

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Roy Hodgson's 30-man preliminary Three Lions squad is due to be announced on Monday but Wenger warns that they should not take a chance of the youngster if he is not "100 per cent fit".

The Frenchman told reporters: "If he gets over the next three or four days, he will be available. If he doesn't, then we have to rest him and see. The next three or four days will be vital for him.

"He is desperate to go - and who wouldn't be? But we are in a job where your body responds or it doesn't respond.

"If it doesn't respond ... the body is always stronger. In the end, you need your body to play football.

"He can only go to the World Cup if he is completely fit. It wouldn't be helpful for England for him to go there and not be 100% fit."