Friday, 6 May 2016

KNEE INJURY RULES OXLADE- CHAMBERLAIN OUT OF EURO 2016

KNEE INJURY RULES OXLADE-
CHAMBERLAIN OUT OF EURO
2016


By Tom Maston
The former Southampton midfielder faces
eight weeks on the sidelines while Per
Mertesacker will miss the remainder of the
season for Arsenal due to a hamstring
problem
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has
confirmed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has
suffered a knee injury and will miss this
summer's European Championships.
The midfielder has struggled for form this
season due to a number of injury issues, and
he will now miss up to eight weeks due to
his latest lay-off.
And Wenger has admitted his disappointment
at the former Southampton man's latest
setback after he had worked hard to regain
full fitness.
"We lost Oxlade-Chamberlain, and he will be
out for six to eight weeks I think," he told
reporters. "It's very sad. He was physically
ready.
"There is no chance of the Euros for him. He
will be back at the beginning of July."
Wenger also confirmed centre-back Per
Mertesacker will play no further part this
season due to a hamstring problem, but Santi
Cazorla could return against Manchester City
on Sunday.
"Cazorla came through an Under-21s' game
well. The season is over for Mertesacker due
to his hamstring."