Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss Arsenal’s crucial Champions League clash at Bayern Munich next week at the Allianz Arena.
The Gunners boss also presented England manager Roy Hodgson with a dilemma as well ruling the two England internationals out from taking part in the double-header with Spain and France in two weeks’ time.
The pair both sustained injuries during the Capital One Cup loss to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, Tuesday night after Oxlade –Chamberlin needed to be replaced by Theo Walcott after suffering a hamstring injury, only to then see Walcott then forced to hobble off with a calf problem.
And Wenger said: “They are out but the scans are today – it’s 48 hours afterwards.
“We hope they are light injuries, but they are out until after the international break.”
The absence of the two forwards is a huge blow for Wenger, who after having managed a massive 2-0 win over the Bundesliga champions at the Emirates was hoping to come away with at least a point in Germany to help keep the Gunners hopes alive of making it out of the Champions’ League Group stage.