The full extent of the injury picked up by the Arsenal and England international midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is yet to be found out, as the 22-year old is due to have further tests today but after the initial assessment of him yesterday it is not looking too promising for the Ox.
According to the Daily Mail the challenge by the Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has left our player with an ankle problem and possible ligament damage to his right knee.
And if it is bad as feared it could rule him out for about three months. If this follows the usual Arsenal pattern it will be at least that long and the chances are that Chamberlain would not be able to feature for the rest of the season.
This would be a big blow to the youngster and would see him miss a second consecutive international tournament through injury. He would also have a long time to think about the future and so would Arsene Wenger. There have been a growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours about the Ox, with a few Premier League clubs said to be keen.
After a more stop than start Arsenal career, this season was possibly the last chance for the Ox to show that he can be a big player for the Gunners, so has this latest injury marked his final game for us?