The Mirror are reporting that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be sideline for some time after picking up an injury against Barcelona on Tuesday night.
The midfielder overran the ball, allowing Javier Mascherano a chance to clear, before the two players collided leaving them both in a heap on the ground. Oxlade-Chamberlain limped on, and came out for the second period but lasted just minutes before being replaced by Theo Walcott.
He reportedly left the ground on crutches, with fears that he might have suffered knee ligament damage. If that is the case, he would become the third Arsenal player to deal with that kind of injury this season after Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla.
Having been given a chance again in the first team it would be a blow for Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss yet another significant period through injury. His Arsenal career thus far has been punctuated with these periods out of the game, and there’s no doubt that being unable to play regularly has had an effect on his development as a player.
We’ll wait for official confirmation on this, but it wouldn’t surprise us if this was one which is a bit more serious than it looks.