Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Wenger admits it's touch-and-go for star's involvement in Wembley showpiece

Arsene Wenger has admitted it is touch-and-go as to whether Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be involved for Arsenal again this season.

The 20-year-old has been out of action for the last ten days due to a groin complaint which was expected to keep him out of the FA Cup semi final against Wigan - a game he played in.

But after the injury didn't heal, Wenger has ordered the England star to rest for two weeks and fears the midfielder could miss next month's Wembley showpiece.

Wenger said:
"Alex has an inflammation of his groin. In the recent games he couldn't practice. I put him on the team sheet on Friday and played him when it was needed. 
"But we've come to a point where he didn't progress [to treatment], so we decided to give him a complete rest for two weeks now. 
"Will he be involved again with me this season? I think he has a chance but for England, he should be alright."
It has been an injury hit campaign for the £15million signing from Southampton. He's only appeared in 20 games this season, scoring three goals after missing nearly five months due to a knee injury picked up on the opening day.

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