Wenger reveals latest injury news and Oxlade-Chamberlain absence


Arsene Wenger has revealed the latest team news ahead of tomorrow night’s Premier League encounter with Swansea.

Arsenal are looking to bounce back after that disheartening Old Trafford defeat, and there are no new problems since the game on Sunday. There are one or two issues with ‘muscular tightness’, but nobody available then is a doubt for tomorrow.

He has also confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks.

The midfielder suffered a knee injury in a clash with Javier Mascherano during the 2-0 defeat against Barcelona, eventually being substituted after half time.

It’s a real blow for the England international who now faces a race against time to be fit for Euro 2016, but good news in that he won’t require surgery to fix the problem.

Wenger also hinted he’d be making some changes to the team for the Swansea game, hinting that Danny Welbeck could make way as he’s concerned about overplaying him after such a long injury absence.

That would probably mean a recall for Olivier Giroud ahead of Theo Walcott – about whom the Arsenal manager refused to comment today – and possibly Joel Campbell on the right side.

Thanks to @JamesOlley for the Ox question.

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