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Gunner’s midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to spend as much as seven weeks on the sidelines, according to the Guardian.
The midfielder who sustained a knee injury in Tuesday’s Champions League game against Barcelona at the Emirates is set to be out of action for about two months.
Earlier in the week, it was thought the injury will affect the winger’s chances of travelling with Roy Hodgson’s squad to the European Championships holding in France later this year. But Wenger subesquently debunked those reports and claimed he expects the midfielder to be out for a few weeks.
However, the recent reports from the Guardian will come as a relieve to the winger’s fans as a seven week lay off will see him return in April. With the season coming to a close in mid-may, it would give the 22 year old the chance to build his fitness with competitive football with Arsenal before the close of the season, giving him the chance to join Roy Hodgson’s side travelling to France this summer.
Chamberlain suffered the injury in a challenge from Barcelona’s defender Javier Mascherano, however there is no bad blood between the Barcelona defender and those at Arsenal as Wenger admitted that though the injury is “quite serious”, there was no intent from the Argentine to injure the player.
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