Arsenal and England international ruled out of Euro 2016

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out for six to eight weeks, after picking up a new knee injury in training.

The midfielder had been on track to return to action this week, having been out of action with a knee injury since February. The Ox has now fallen foul of a fresh knee injury and will now miss the rest of the Premier League campaign, as well as being ruled out for the European Championships for England.

“It’s very sad, because he was quite ready physically, and sharp in training,” Wenger said.

He added: “It’s bad news. Because Alex was out for a while and he was not overloaded with games. And you want a guy who is 22 years of age to go the European Championship. So it’s very sad.

“He’s an impact player as well so he could have a big contribution to England’s success.”

The midfielder’s freshness could have proved vital for Roy Hodgson in France, but it is not meant to be unfortunately.

Jack Wilshere is also in the running to make the England squad, but his fitness will need to be proved to the England boss before he will decide on whether to take him. Jack has only managed six minutes of Premier League action this season, and some people would argue that Danny Drinkwater and Eric Dier should go in his place.

Theo Walcott is another Gunner hopeful of securing a place on the plane, but with him unable to break into the Arsenal first-team, time appears to be running out on his chances.

Does Jack or Theo deserve to make the England squad? Will the Ox ever get over his injury issues?

Tags Arsenal England Oxlade-Chamberlain Walcott Wilshere


  1. For Sale! …
    Hardly used and in (Cough ?) Good condition! ?

    The Ox

    I would love to sell Ramsey, but something tells me that he won’t be going anywhere, as long as wenger is in charge.

  2. Injury hasn’t ruled him out of the Euro’s, his abysmal form has! Yet again, another injury from not even playing, months out – will this never end! I just cannot believe how many injuries and set backs we keep having, it’s relentless!

    I’m not bashing Wenger for the sake of it, but I’ve read many articles from fitness and conditioning experts saying that it’s Wenger’s training methods that are to blame. To also back this up, I read from somewhere recently that Pep’s training methods have also been causing injury to the Bayern players, and that it’s openly known. So it’s interesting that even one of the top managers in the world won’t change his training regime, despite knowing the damage it can cause.

    I suppose manager’s have a philosophy, and stick with it, through thick and thin.

    1. Really? Wow, he only remind me of Nani, Manure ex “new Ronaldo”. Never really hit the note.

  3. Who will you put your money on to stay fit?

    Wilshere (Thumbs up)
    Chamberlain (Thumbs down)

  4. Thumbs UP
    Ox + Walcott are overated,
    overpaid and injury prone.
    Thumbs DOWN
    Ox + Walcott are overated,
    overpaid and injury prone.

    1. Jack Wheelchair to pen a new deal worth £110,000 aweek!

      And in other news:
      Footballer Jack Wilshere has denied he spat at and threatened a 71-year-old neighbour in a row over a giant football net in his garden.

      The Arsenal midfielder, 24, was reportedly angered after neighbour Alun Cathcart complained about the 18ft netting Wilshere put up to stop balls getting lost.

      Mr Cathcart called police in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, complaining he had been threatened, according to The Sun.

      1. Wait is he actually being given a new deal ?! Wtf didn’t we give him one last season ??

      2. Why Jack need the giant net for? He’s not even walk yet. Haha…
        Oops I forget his 3 years old son. That’s must be for him. Hahaha…

        1. Because he keeps losing balls…. That’s probably because of Giroud, when he goes around his yard, for a kick about! ? ?

  5. My condolences goes out to the family of dinamo bucharest midfielder Patrick ekeng on his passing! May the Lord strengthen his love ones in this time of grief!

    1. The stadion medical team should have that electric shot cardiac machine for first aid emergency. Emirates should have some too.
      At less, Jack, Theo, and Ox have healthy harts. Good for them, bad for us. Hahaha…

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