Oxlade-Chamberlain needs knee scan

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain injury

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s World Cup hopes are hanging in the balance after picking up an injury during England’s friendly with Ecuador this evening.

The game finished 2-2 but there were concerns over the Arsenal winger as he was forced off in second half with Roy Hodgson admitting afterwards that he was concerned the injury might be serious.

“We have our fears there might be some ligament damage,” he said. Obviously this would be bad news for England but basically who cares about England?

The issue is how it affects Arsenal and having suffered a cruciate knee injury on the opening day of last season and missed 5 months of football, it would be a big blow if he had to endure another prolonged period on the sidelines.

The first Arsenal World Cup injury of the summer. No doubt there’ll be more to come.

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