Alex Oxlade-Chamblerlain has added to Arsenal’s problems by picking up an injury during the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.
The 23-year-old was left out of Arsene Wenger’s side for the game against Pep Guardiola’s side with Alexi Iwobi preferred in his place.
However, he came on and replaced Iwobi after 65 minutes as Arsenal suffered their second league defeat in a row.
Yet Oxlade-Chamblerlain lasted just 13 minutes of the clash before picking up a problem and having to be replaced by Mohamed Elneny.
Speaking after the game Wenger admitted the winger had suffered an injury as the Gunners’ injury problems continue.
“He is injured, it’s a muscular problem. It looks like a hamstring,” he said via The Metro.
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The news will bring further disappointment to Wenger who admitted it had been a “horrible week” for the club after successive defeats.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been in good form this season but now looks a doubt for the Boxing Day clash with West Bromwich Albion with Wenger surely needing to make changes after two defeats in row.
Aaron Ramsey could return for the clash with the Baggies, with the midfielder having missed the last three games with a hamstring problem but Arsenal will still be without Santi Cazorla while Mohamed Elneny will shortly depart for the Africa Cup of Nations.