Blow for Arsenal as star man ruled out for four weeks

first_img1 Arsene Wenger has confirmed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for up to four weeks with a hamstring strain and will miss England’s upcoming internationals against Lithuania and Italy.The Arsenal midfielder will also miss Premier Leaguen games against West Ham and Newcastle, and the second leg of the Champions League last 16 clash against Monaco.Oxlade-Chamberlain sustained the injury during Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Manchester United on Monday and Wenger admits the 21-year-old is frustrated at the prospect of facing another spell on the sidelines.“He is keen to play for England and I think it is a big blow for him,” Wenger said.“He knows as well that it is the type of injury where you can recover quickly and come back. But it is not an ideal moment.“It’s very frustrating for him because he has played more games than ever this season. In the last two months I feel he was a bit in and out.“He showed again on Monday night what an important player he can be for Arsenal and for England. It’s a shame that in the final sprint [of the season] he’s not there.” ? Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain last_img read more

Not seen Coutinho’s Copa America hat-trick? Watch the goals here

first_img Philippe Coutinho scored a hat-trick for Brazil 1 Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat-trick as Brazil wiped the floor with Haiti in the Copa America.The 23-year-old Liverpool forward had just one goal to his name prior to this Group B thrashing, which finished 7-1.Renato Augusto scored twice in Orlando and Gabriel and Lucas Lima got the others.Peru are up next for Brazil.last_img