Arsene Wenger has delivered some hugely disappointing news regarding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the 21-year-old potentially set to miss the remainder of the season, according to The Sun.
The Ox has been superb this campaign when fit, and was hugely important during a period when we were plagued by injuries. He has now suffered a nasty injury of his own however, and faces a little longer on the sidelines.
He was first injured during our 2-1 FA Cup win over Manchester United – the England international pulling up with a hamstring problem. Wenger now claims that he is suffering from a groin injury as well however, and has warned that he could be out for quite a while.
“He now has a groin inflammation related to everything before,” Wenger said.
“I hope it’s not long-term but he’s not available for the semi-final and is out for at least two weeks.
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“He has a hurdle this week in training and next week we will know if he has recovered well.”
This has been something of a breakout season for Chamberlain, but he needs to remain injury free to cement his place in the team.
We have been in fantastic form lately, with the entire side performing superbly. We will need our squad depth heading into the tail end of the season though, with the FA Cup and Premier League still in full swing.