Star won’t need surgery as Wenger reveals expected absence

Date published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 10:53

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Euro 2016 hopes over

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: Euro 2016 hopes over

Arsene Wenger has revealed injured Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain won’t need knee surgery and could return to action before the end of the season.

The England winger injured his knee in the Champions League loss to Barcelona after being “cut in two” by Javier Mascherano and Wenger has revealed he could be out for as long as two months.

“(He will be out for) six for eight weeks,” he said of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury.

“But he won’t need an operation. We feared surgery at some stage before we saw the MRI. In the end we got, on that front, positive news.

“The next eight weeks means March and April. He should be okay for the European Championships.”

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