Arsenal star out for a month with hamstring injury

Nagendra / 13 March 2015

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss up to four weeks with a hamstring injury. This also means that the young winger will miss the England’s matches against Lithuania and Italy along with three Arsenal games at the least.

The winger sustained injury during their 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in FA Cup quarterfinals this Monday. Initial reports suggest that he suffered a grade one hamstring tear and will need at least three to four weeks to recover.

Speaking ahead of their clash against West Ham in Premier League, Wenger said: “It is a classic hamstring and that means he will be out for three to four weeks maximum.”

“In the last few months he has been a bit in and out, but he showed again on Monday what an important player he can be for Arsenal and England and it is a shame that in the final sprint he is not there.”

“How much will it affect him [mentally] I don’t know. He loves to play and he is keen to play for England as well and it is a big blow for him, but he knows that this kind of injury he can recover quickly and he can come back, but it is not an ideal moment.”

The 21-year old English International has made 35 appearances in all competitions scoring three goals this season.

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