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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott named in England squad


Arsenal wingers Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott have both been named in England's Euro 2012 squad. Assuming both players avoid injury, they will be traveling to Poland and Ukraine; Walcott will probably be starting, but Oxlade-Chamberlain could be an impact substitute.

And they're not the only ones selected for their nations' squads--Laurent Blanc included Laurent Koscielny in France's squad, and there are seven other Arsenal players as well. Robin van Persie will be in Holland's squad (I wonder if he'll make the final cut?), Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski are in Germany's preliminary squad, the two Poles in the Goal will be Poles in the Goal for Poland, Wojciech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski, Tomas Rosicky has a chance to make the Czech Republic squad, and Andrei Arshavin has a chance to make the Russia squad for the tournament where, four years ago, he burst into the football world's consciousness.

Congratulations to all the players, and hopefully they all make the final cut!