Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to miss a considerable proportion of the remainder of the Premier League season.
The England international was withdrawn from the action on Tuesday evening in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 against Barcelona, having spent some time nursing an injury on the pitch.
Twitter: West Ham to make summer move for @Alex_OxChambo. https://t.co/5apHyp9ZfW https://t.co/aIIBWwKAPi (@ReadArsenalFC)
A collision with Javier Mascherano left the 22-year-old reeling in pain holding his ankle, and having been sent for a scan on Wednesday evening, reports in the Mirror Online claim that the Ox could miss a chunk of Arsenal’s title run-in.
The injury could also hinder the ex-Southampton midfielders chances of getting into Roy Hodgson’s European Championship squad, which takes place this summer in France.
If the scan results confirm that the Ox has damaged ligaments in his knee, it would come as a big blow to the player himself, who missed the World Cup in Brazil through injury, despite being called up to the squad and has recently been linked with a move away from the club to West Ham United.