Football: Euro 2016 no-go for injured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out of Euro 2016 due to a knee injury.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out of Euro 2016 due to a knee injury. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain faces up to two months on the sidelines with a knee injury that also rules the England international out of the European Championships, his club manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was expected to return to the first team for Sunday's Premier League game against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, has not featured since he damaged the knee in a Champions League tie against Barcelona on Feb 23.

"There is no chance of the Euros for him. He will be back at the beginning of July," Wenger told reporters.

England face Russia, Slovakia and Wales in Group B of the 24-team tournament in France that starts on June 10.