Monday 20 November 2017

Heartache for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as Arsenal star is ruled out of Euro 2016

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered another knee setback
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered another knee setback

Mark Bryans

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the European Championships after Arsene Wenger revealed he has suffered a fresh knee injury which will keep him sidelined for up to two months.

The Arsenal winger has not played since injuring a knee in the Champions League defeat to Barcelona on February 23 having made 33 appearances this season.

He 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 problem.

"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."

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