England boss delays announcing squad, wants to run the rule over Liverpool and Arsenal stars

England manager Roy Hodgson has delayed announcing his squad for Euro 2016 this summer until Monday, confirm BBC Sport.

The announcement was due on Thursday, though the Three Lions coach has confirmed he will be pushing back until Monday in order to better assess the fitness of some of his players.

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was ruled out last week, while Gunners teammate Danny Welbeck is widely expected to miss out following his knee injury against Manchester City.

There are doubts over midfielders Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson, with the former having only just returned from a lengthy 10 month absence.

Wilshere has not played for the national side since last June, where he scored two goals against Slovenia.

Henderson, meanwhile, was touted to miss the showpiece in France this summer, though club boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested his skipper could indeed make it after all.

Hodgson will make his announcement on Monday, revealing the 23 he will be taking and a further seven on standby.