Wenger delivers latest Arsenal injury update after Sheffield Wednesday loss
Arsene Wenger admits his disappointment after Arsenal lose both Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to injury
Arsene Wenger was left to rue a “bad night at the office” after both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott suffered muscular injuries during Arsenal’s 3-0 League Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off early on with a hamstring problem, only for his replacement Walcott to pick up a calf strain himself shortly after.
Wenger confirmed that both England international had suffered muscular injuries and that they would be assessed by medical staff in the coming days.
Wenger told his post-match news conference: “The injuries are two muscular injuries and the injury damage I do not know.
“You have to wait 48 hours for the scans to see how big the damage is.
“It was a bad night at the office, we lost two players and after that we were not good enough, but on top of that you have to congratulate Sheffield Wednesday.
“They put in a great performance, very resolute, very dynamic and so they deserve their win tonight.”
He continued: “I’m concerned [by the injuries] because our next game is a big game on Saturday, we have the Champions League against Bayern Munich coming up.
“Already we are now short. To lose two players tonight, two offensive players, is damaging for us.”
The home side took the lead at Hillsborough when Ross Wallace fired in from 18 yards in the 27th minute.
Wallace then set up Lucas Joao’s header and Sam Hutchinson turned home a third from four yards after half time.
Arsenal’s now turn their attentions back to the Premier League and Saturday’s trip to Swansea City.
The Gunners are currently second in the table and level on points with leaders Manchester City after 10 games.