ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN is set to return to the Arsenal squad in time for the FA Cup final later this month.

The England and Gunners midfielder has struggled with groin and hamstring injuries this season, but is in line to make a comeback for the May 30 showdown with Aston Villa.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has not played since the March 9 FA Cup win at Manchester United.

However, the Telegraph claim the 21-year-old is now back in training and ready to stake a claim for a spot in Arsene Wenger's squad.

The Arsenal boss revealed Oxlade-Chamberlain will not feature against Swansea on Monday, as he slowly builds up his fitness ahead of a return to action.

"Chamberlain is not available, Arteta will be short so it will basically be a similar squad [to the one that faced Hull]," Wenger said.

Mathieu Debuchy is also out, while Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey are doubts for the visit of Garry Monk's side.

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