Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set to miss out this weekend despite Arsène Wenger’s early optimism that the hamstring injury he suffered in the FA Cup does not look serious.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he doesn't think there is much behind rumors saying Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wants to leave the club.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wasn't great but he was solid subbing in for Aaron Ramsey who is himself a sub for Santi Cazorla.
Arsenal will have at least one more player missing for the trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday after Arsène Wenger gave a mixed injury update following the 2-1 home defeat by Watford.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury at the Etihad apparently looked worse than it was and while the Ox will miss Boxing Day he doesn't seem likely to miss much beyond that.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in danger of missing the entire festive fixture programme after limping off at the Etihad on Sunday due to a muscular problem.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a goal on either half of the interval as Arsenal beat Reading 2-0 at the Emirates.
Arsène Wenger will err on the side of caution as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continues his recovery from a serious knee injury.
Arsenal traveled to the north of France for their pre-season opener and drew 1-1 with Lens on Friday.
With his career at Arsenal stalled, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could look for a move to Leicester City this summer.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain re-injured his knee during his return from his previous knee injury and will miss both Arsenal's final two matches and the European Championships.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reportedly injured both his knee and ankle in Arsenal's 2-0 loss to Barcelona at the Emirates on Tuesday and is likely out for the rest of the season.
Arsenal is waiting for the results of a scan on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after leaving yesterday's match with Barcelona due to a leg injury.
Arsenal defended stoutly for as long as they could but just couldn't keep Barcelona out as the Catalans eventually overwhelmed the Gunners 2-0 at the Emirates.