Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal are “injury free” for the first time this season – and expects both Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to be fit for Euro 2016.
Arsenal face Norwich in Saturday’s evening’s televised game, and Wenger is optimistic about a strong end to the season.
“We have no big problems injury wise,” Wenger said at his press conference to preview the game on Friday. “There is not much time to go but the players are all available now so it looks good for the summer.”
He says that there is a chance Cazorla could be playing in the next under-21 game.
“Maybe, we have to decide that after the weekend.”
When questioned again about whether either will be involved against the Canaries, Wenger teased: “One of the two could be involved. Cazorla has practiced for two weeks with the team, Alex for one week so one of the two could be. Santi has been out since November and Alex since Barcelona.
“It is good. Ideally the players injuries are accidental and it is good at least they have hope to go to the Euros.”
Wenger was asked if Cazorla has been Arsenal’s biggest absence this season and he added: “We have gone through a difficult spell but the quality of our game has come back in the last month and a half.
“We didn’t make the maximum from home games against lower table teams but we analyse that well and know it is not down to the quality of our game. He has been out since November we are now in early May and it will take him a bit of time.”