Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has said he could be missing for up to three months, BBC
Oxlade-Chamberlain was injured during the Gunners’ 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa in their opening Premier League game of the season. He joins a long list of Arsenal injuries at a time when Wenger’s squad is stretched by the departure of a number of squad players and the lack of new faces arriving in the transfer window.
And while the manager has said only that Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss at least six weeks of playing time, the player wrote on Twitter that he could be laid up for a lot longer. “ Gutted I’m injured so early in the season. But I’m going to be working hard to hopefully be back playing in three months,” the 20-year-old tweeted.
Wenger explained the nature of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury, saying: “He will be out for at least six weeks. He has a posterior cruciate problem, a ligament which is stretched.”
Oxlade-Chamberlain will definitely miss Arsenal’s Champions League play-off double-header with Fenerbahce, with the first-leg in Turkey taking place on Wednesday, and England’s next set of World Cup qualifiers, against Moldova and Ukraine next month.
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