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Injury rules out Chamberlain out of Euro 2016

Oxlade-Chamberlain (far left) will miss this summer's European Championship in France following the setback
Oxlade-Chamberlain (far left) will miss this summer’s European Championship in France following the setback

LONDON, May 5 – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out of Euro 2016 after sustaining a knee injury in training.

The Arsenal midfielder had recovered from an original knee problem, but suffered a setback on Monday morning.

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss six to eight weeks, essentially ruling him out for the summer.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has not played since injuring a knee in the Champions League defeat by Barcelona on February 23 having made 33 appearances this season.

He was on his way back to fitness and was scheduled to feature for the Gunners’ Under 21 side earlier in the week but has now been hit by a second knee problem.

“There is no chance,” Wenger said when asked if Oxlade-Chamberlain could make the Euros after confirming he faces six to eight weeks out.

“I had a conversation with Alex and with our medical team and they told me he will back in July. He was out for a while and was not overloaded with games.

“You want a guy of 22 years of age to go to the European Championships so it is very sad.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s team-mate Per Mertesacker has also been ruled out of Arsenal’s remaining Premier League fixtures against Manchester City and Aston Villa due to a hamstring injury.