Arsenal Boss Confirms Cruel Injury Blow As Star Ruled Out For 2 Months

By on May 6, 2016

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss Euro 2016 after being ruled out for up to two months with a new knee injury.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has enduring a frustrating season that’s been hampered by a number of niggling injury problems and he’s spent the last two months on the sidelines after suffering a knee ligament injury against Barcelona in the Champions League on February 23rd.

The midfielder resumed full training two weeks ago and was in-line to step up his rehabilitation with a run out for the under-21’s against Blackburn Rovers earlier this week.

However, The Ox was left out of the squad and now Wenger has confirmed the reason why as the 22-year-old had suffered a fresh knee ligament injury during training on Monday morning.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference this morning ahead of Sunday’s trip to Manchester City, the boss revealed that the new injury will keep Oxlade-Chamberlain on the sidelines for between 6-8 weeks.

Therefore, the midfielder will miss our final two games of the season and as he’s not due back until the start of July, Wenger says there is no chance he’ll be fit to play any part at this summers European Championships.

The news will come as a cruel blow to Oxlade-Chamberlain as he was winning his race to recover from his previous knee injury in time to make Roy Hodgson’s England squad but now he’s set to miss out on playing at a major international tournament.

Elsewhere, Wenger also confirmed that Per Mertesacker will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury that he suffered against Norwich last weekend while Santi Cazorla could make his return after coming through a run out for the under-21’s on Tuesday night.

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