Arsenal wingers Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both expected to miss three weeks due to injury, according to manager Arsene Wenger.
Both were injured early in Arsenal’s League Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday. Oxlade Chamberlain has a hamstring injury, and Walcott, who replaced him in the game, injured his calf. The timetable would rule them out for Arsenal’s matches against Swansea City, Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur in addition to England’s upcoming friendlies with Spain and France.
“We hope they are light injuries, but they are out until after the international break,” Wenger said. Arsenal has now lost eight of its first-team players to injury. “Nothing has changed since after the game. They are out, but the scans are today - it’s 48 hours afterwards.”
Arsenal sits second in the table as of Thursday. Its first match after the international break is Nov. 21 at West Bromwich Albion.
- Jeremy Woo