Aside scouting and making plans to sign new player this summer, Arsenal will have more problems to deal with, with the injury cases currently rocking the Arsenal squad is at the moment far from over.
Now according to Metro, Arsenal attacker; Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has suffered another injury setback.
The 20-year-old travelled to Brazil with the Three Lions nursing a knee ligament injury, and has been an unused substitute in the tournament so far.
The pacy forward who albeit his injury struggled in a race against time to make the Three Lions team for the World Cup in Brazil got his wish. But this was meant to be cut short after the player fell to another injury just a few days to the competition in a friendly match against Ecuador on June 4.
There were reports that the player had been responding to treatments and was even set to feature for the Three Lions in their second match of the tournament against Uruguay. But the player was again dropped.
However any further hopes of Chamberlain taking part in the Three Lions final match of the competition has been put to rest as the England manager revealed his recent injury setback.
Roy Hodgson has now revealed Oxlade-Chamberlain will play no part in England’s dead-rubber game against Costa Rica, but it’s Arsene Wenger who will most likely have the bigger concerns, as this latest setback raises fears the midfielder may miss the start of Arsenal’s pre-season preparations.
Hodgson said: “It was a blow to lose Oxlade-Chamberlain. We’ve been fortunate to go through the tournament and the preparation with so few injuries.”
“On Sunday morning he had a slight recurrence of the knee problem and will now be out.”
Leighton Baines is also out of the Costa Rica clash, while Steven Gerrard is set to be rested.
The England boss added: ‘The hamstring injury to Leighton Baines has ruled him out, too. We lost a couple of players before we came who would have been serious contenders to be with us.
‘But Alex was very good in the friendly against Ecuador and we thought we had a player who could make an impact.’