Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that two of his key playing staff Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out of the Gunners’ fixtures for the next couple of weeks.
Walcott replaced Chamberlain but left the field on 18 minutes and both will have scans on muscular injuries.
The Arsenal manager has admitted using “too many experienced players” after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott were injured in Arsenal’s 3-0 League Cup loss at Sheffield Wednesday.
“Walcott is a calf and Oxlade-Chamberlain is a hamstring. The injuries are two muscular injuries and the injury damage I do not know. You have to wait 48 hours for the scans to see how big the damage is.
“It was a bad night at the office, we lost two players and after that we were not good enough, but on top of that you have to congratulate Sheffield Wednesday. They put in a great performance, very resoloute, very dynamic and so they deserve their win tonight.
“I’m concerned because our next game is a big game on Saturday, we have the Champions League against Bayern Munich coming up. Already we are now short. To lose two players tonight, two offensive players, is damaging for us.” Wenger told the Arsenal official website.
The FA Cup holders barely threatened as goals from Ross Wallace, Lucas Joao and Sam Hutchinson sent the Championship side into the quarter-finals.
Wenger made nine changes to the side that barely threatened as goals from Ross Wallace, Lucas Joao and Sam Hutchinson sent the Championship side into the quarter-finals of the Leafue Cup at the expense of the FA Cup holders.
Arsenal will wait 48 hours for the result of scans on England internationals Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain.