Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss Euro 2016, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealing the forward has suffered a fresh knee injury which will keep him on the sidelines for a further TWO MONTHS.
The 22-year-old hasn’t played since he suffered the initial problem during the Gunners’ Champions League defeat to Barcelona back in February.
Having made 33 appearances this season, ‘The Ox’ was on his way back to fitness and was scheduled to feature for the Gunners’ under-21 side earlier in the week.
But has now been hit by a second knee issue, which will unfortunately end any hopes he had of making the England squad for the upcoming European Championships this summer.
“There is no chance,” Wenger said when asked if Oxlade-Chamberlain could make the Euros after confirming he faces six to eight weeks out.
“I had a conversation with Alex and with our medical team and they told me he will back in July. He was out for a while and was not overloaded with games.
“You want a guy of 22 years of age to go to the European Championships so it is very sad.”