Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to miss Euro 2016, confirms Arsenal boss

Arsene Wenger says the Arsenal man has picked up another knee injury.

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss Euro 2016 after picking up a knee injury, Arsene Wenger has confirmed to the club’s official website.

The midfielder was battling back from a knee injury picked up in the loss to Barcelona in March.

He had a chance of heading to Euro 2016 with England if he could get fit, with boss Roy Hodgson reportedly keeping a regular eye on his progress.

That has now come to an end though, after he picked up yet another knee injury in training that will see him out for up to two months, and miss the Three Lions squad as a result. 

“We lost Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he will be out for six to eight weeks,” he told the club’s official website.

“There is no chance of the Euros for him, he will be back at the beginning of July.”

The news will come as something of a blow to Hodgson, as he gears up to name his squad for the tournament.

Chamberlain is among his favoured group of players, and his ability to play in a number of positions would have been useful in France.

Now he must look to finding a replacement for him, and chief among his thoughts will surely be Newcastle United man Andros Townsend.

He has been in impressive form in recent weeks, and having starred for Hodgson in the past, will fancy his chances of getting in following this news.

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