Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to return to action by the end of April.
Sportsmail revealed on Saturday that the Arsenal star would be available again by the end of next month after he suffered knee ligament damage in the 2-0 Champions League defeat by Barcelona last week.
Ahead of Wednesday’s clash against Swansea, the Gunners manager says the forward will miss the next six to eight weeks after scans revealed he does not require surgery.
“He (Chamberlain) will be out for six for eight weeks. No surgery. We feared surgery at some stage before we saw the MRI. In the end we got, on that front, positive news.
“The next eight weeks means March and April. He should be OK for the Euros.
It’s possible I will make changes. Some players are still not out of it.
“I will have to see if I have to be cautious with Danny Welbeck or not. Medically I need advice on that and I will see.” Wenger told the Arsenal official website.
The England international, 22, injured his knee in the Champions League loss to Barcelona on 23 February. He left Emirates Stadium on crutches after the 2-0 first-leg defeat.
Arsenal host Swansea in the Premier League on Wednesday. They are third in the table, three points off Tottenham and five behind leaders Leicester.