Arsene Wenger confirms that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a setback
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss Euro 2016 after he had a setback in his recovery, Arsene Wenger confirmed.
Wenger confirmed the news and said that Oxlade-Chamberlain had “no chance” of making the Euros which will come as a blow to England manager Roy Hodgson.
“We have lost Chamberlain during the week, he will be out for six to eight weeks.
“I’m very sad because he was quite sharp and physically ready. He looked sharp in training last week. He was planned to play on Tuesday night but he got injured on Monday morning.”
The news will come as a bitter pill to swallow for the Arsenal midfielder. He has made 22 appearances this season and would have looked to find some form at the Euros, if he were selected.
Hodgson is a big fan of his and has been a regular in his squads, however he has been plagued with injuries during periods seasons during his Arsenal career.
Wenger added: “There’s no chance for the Euros. I’ve not spoken to Roy Hodgson yet, I was only informed about it yesterday. I had a little conversation with Alex and our medical team yesterday and he will be back in early July.
“It’s bad news. Alex was out for a while and anyway he wasn’t overloaded with games. You want a guy of his age to go to the European championships. He’s an impact player as well. England have quite a few problems up front and I think it’s bad.”