Wenger: Oxlade-Chamberlain out for up to 8 weeks with knee injury

By on May 6, 2016

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a fresh knee injury that will rule him out for up to eight weeks.

The Ox has endured a frustrating campaign and has been on the sidelines for over two months after suffering a knee ligament injury against Barcelona in our Champions League last 16 clash.

The 22-year-old returned to full training late last month and was pencilled in to make his playing return for the under-21’s against Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.

However, the midfielder was a notable name missing on the team sheet and Arsene has now revealed the reason why he missed the game, with The Ox picking up another knee injury in training.

Wenger says the problem will keep the midfielder out for between 6-8 weeks, meaning he’ll not only miss our final two games against Man City and Aston Villa, he’s also been ruled out of this summer’s European Championships with England.

The news will come as a huge blow to Oxlade-Chamberlain as he was desperate to get himself fully fit to force his way in to Roy Hodgson’s plan for this summer, but now he’ll have to focus on getting himself ready for next season.

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