Wenger’s pre-Man Utd injury update: The Ox out for ‘a few weeks’

By on February 26, 2016

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Arsene Wenger has offered a team news update ahead of Arsenal’s huge trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United this weekend.

We head to Manchester on Sunday and unfortunately the boss has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out with a ‘serious’ knee injury.

The Ox was forced off just after half-time during our Champions League defeat to Barcelona on Tuesday night following a collision with Javier Mascherano.

Wenger has confirmed the injury is ‘quite serious’ and is expecting the midfielder to be out for ‘a few weeks’ but was reluctant to put a definitive timeframe on it until he’s seen a specialist today.

It’s a big blow to lose Oxlade-Chamberlain as we head in to the business end of the season so hopefully we get some positive news following his trip to see the specialist. Arsene says it could be ‘2-3 weeks’ or ‘6-7 weeks’ depending on the diagnosis.

There was some more positive news on Gabriel as Arsene confirmed he is set to take part in full training today and will be handed a late fitness test to see if he’s fit to face United.

Gabriel has missed the last three matches against Leicester, Hull and Barcelona with a hamstring injury but is now on the verge of making his comeback.

Here is what the boss told reporters this morning:

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