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Published: 09:51 | 26/2/16

Ox to miss a 'few weeks'


Arsene Wenger has confirmed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a serious knee injury against Barcelona and will be sidelined for a 'few weeks'.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was hurt when he collided with Javier Mascherano during the first half of the 2-0 Champions League defeat but managed to continue until the break. He played on after the interval only to be taken off a short time later.

It subsequently emerged that the winger hurt both his knee and ankle in the incident and there are fears that he could miss the remainder of the season, including Euro 2016.

He underwent a scan on Thursday and will visit a specialist in the hope of getting him back playing before the end of the campaign.

"We lost Chamberlain on Tuesday night. His injury is quite serious and will keep him out for a few weeks. He’s seeing a specialist because he’s injured his knee. He’s out for a few weeks, for how long exactly I don’t know," Wenger told his weekly press conference.

"It’s a new injury. When he was cut in two by Mascherano he did his knee. We have to see how great the damage is. It was a fully committed tackle, but I don’t think it was a malicious tackle.

"Let’s hope we get good news and it’s only three weeks rather than six or seven."

When asked whether Oxlade-Chamberlain could miss Euro 2016, Wenger added: "I don't think so but I'm cautious because he's seeing a specialist now."

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