England boss claims Arsenal midfielder will be fit for World Cup

England manager Roy Hodgson reckons winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit for the World Cup, as reported by Sky Sports.

The Arsenal man suffered knee ligament damage last week against Ecuador and it was initially feared that he would be ruled out of the trip to Brazil.

Hodgson now believes he will see the Gunner in and around his squad, probably not for the first clash against Italy next Saturday but definitely from then onwards.

“It’s time for the real thing now,” Hodgson said.

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“Everyone is fit. Oxlade-Chamberlain is making good progress. I think he’ll make the tournament without a shadow of a doubt.”

“I will take the draw and that we got away without injuries (against Honduras) and that we have experience against Central American opposition.”

England drew with Honduras 0-0 last night and were physically outplayed without any real sign of the quality that possessed them against Ecuador.



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