The midfielder could be sidelined until February.
Saturday was an extremely disappointing day for Arsenal as not only did the club suffer a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was also stretchered off the pitch.
The midfielder suffered a knee injury and the original prognosis reasoned that the 20-year-old could be out for three months.
However, the news seems to have got a whole lot worse for the Gunners as it now seems that Oxlade-Chamberlain could in fact be sidelined until February.
Things are just getting more and more woeful for manager Arsene Wenger, as frustration has emerged among the fans due to the club’s lack of transfer activity this summer.
This, coupled with defeat to Villa, saw the Emirates faithful boo the team off at the end of Saturday’s loss and the growing injury list only adds to Wenger’s problems.
Bacary Sagna also suffered fitness issues at the weekend and is likely to miss the Champions League qualifier with Fenerbahce on Wednesday, whilst Mikel Arteta is also out and Aaron Ramsey and Tomas Rosicky are both doubts.
With Laurent Koscielny sent off against the Villans, Wenger’s squad is being stretched to the limit and with the club keen to bounce back as quickly as possible, there is pressure on the fit players.
Whether or not Arsenal can turn things around at the next available opportunity is unknown, but supporters have said the boss should not be given a new contract until the Frenchman proves he can take the side forward.