Wenger delivers latest Arsenal injury update ahead of Burnley test
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger reveals that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to be sidelined for another two weeks
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out of action for at least another two weeks as the Arsenal midfielder continues his recovery from a groin injury.
The England international has not featured for the north London club since 9 March due to a hamstring injury and Wenger revealed that the 21-year-old is now suffering from an inflammation of his groin.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been limited to 17 Premier League starts for the north London club this season and has struggled with groin and hamstring issues throughout the campaign.
However, the Frenchman is hoping to be able to call on the midfielder in the closing weeks of the season.
“Alex is not available for the next two weeks at least,” Wenger is quoted as saying by the Telegraph. “He will not be available for the semi-final of the FA Cup. Not this week, not next week.
“It is taking a bit longer than I thought because he has a groin inflammation. It is related to everything before. I hope it does not become a long-term problem, but he faces a hurdle this week in training.
“We will see if he has recovered well, so the end of this week and the start of next week are important – to see if he got rid of that inflammation. It is not his hamstring any more. It is groin inflammation.”
Wenger revealed on Thursday that Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby and Mathieu Debuchy are all available for selection again.
Arsenal travel to Burnley in their next Premier League game on Saturday as they look to continue their fine domestic form.