Oxlade-Chamberlain ruled out for up to two months

Date published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 11:26

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for ‘six to eight weeks’ with a knee injury.

The England international was involved in a clash with Javier Mascherano in the Gunners’ 2-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona and left the stadium on crutches.

“(He will be out for) six for eight weeks,” he said of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury.

“But he won’t need an operation. We feared surgery at some stage before we saw the MRI. In the end we got, on that front, positive news.

“The next eight weeks means March and April. He should be okay for the European Championships.”

Oxlade Chamberlain is now likely to miss the majority of Arsenal’s Premier League run-in and, with only a few months to go until Euro 2016, the 22-year-old’s chances of making the England squad have also been thrown into doubt.

He is almost certain to join Wayne Rooney on Roy Hodgson’s injury list for the upcoming warm-up friendlies against Germany and the Netherland’s.

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