Arsenal Blow As Injury Looks Set To End Midfielders Season

By on April 24, 2015

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could miss the rest of the season as he struggles to shake-off a groin injury, according to reports.

Oxlade-Chamberlain initially suffered a hamstring injury during our 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in early March.

That injury was only expected to keep him out for up to a month but just as he closed in on making his comeback, he aggravated a long-standing groin problem.

Arsene Wenger revealed last week that the 21-year-old’s season was under threat as the inflammation around the groin was refusing to clear up, but he was hopeful the midfielder would return to full training at some point this week.

When asked if The Ox would play again this season at his press conference last Thursday, Arsene told reporters:

‘It is in the balance,’ said Wenger.

‘The inflammation has not completely cleared. He is on the way, building up and he might join in next week in full training and then we see. He is at least two weeks away.’

However, the inflammation hasn’t cleared up as hoped and Oxlade-Chamberlain is still not able to resume training, and the Mirror are now reporting that he looks set to be ruled out for the rest of the season.

There was talk of possible surgery but although the newspaper claims that Arsenal’s medical team remain hopeful he won’t have to go under the knife, the player is now facing the possibility of missing his second consecutive FA Cup final.

The Ox was ruled out of the final month of last season with a groin injury and therefore missed our win over Hull last May, and unfortunately it looks like the same injury could cost him another appearance at Wembley this season.

We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming days but there’s just five weeks left until the season finale and Oxlade-Chamberlain is starting to run out of time to get himself fit again.

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