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Wenger: Alex Oxalde-Chamberlain out for West Brom game

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2.01K   //    02 May 2014, 22:45 IST
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal during a training session

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss Sunday’s penultimate Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion with a groin injury.

The Englishman has missed a lot of action this season having sat out the first half of the campaign with a knee injury. On his return he did well and looked fresh, but in recent weeks he’s struggled for fitness with a couple of niggling injuries.

He’s missed two of the last three league games and has started just three games since February. Despite his injury concerns, his manager Arsene Wenger is confident Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit for the World Cup.

“They [Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain] are not ready yet,” said Wenger.

“Alex is in treatment at the moment and not in training. It’s very difficult to give you a timescale on him at the moment.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has played in both central midfield and on the wings, has only started six league games this season.

The Englishman’s absence is a big miss for the Gunners who can secure their place in the top four with a win, should Everton beat Manchester City on Saturday evening.

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