Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for three-four weeks.

The midfielder picked up a hamstring injury against Manchester United and had to be substituted in the second half.

Speaking at his pre-West Ham press conference, the manager said

“It’s a hamstring injury. He’ll be out for three to four weeks.

“It’s frustrating for him but he’s played more games this season than before. He’s shown his importance.

He also repeated the news that he delivered to earlier this week about Mathieu Flamini (hamstring) and Gabriel (hamstring). He added

Flamini is available and Gabriel will return to training on Sunday

Wenger also confirmed that Jack Wilshere will miss England’s double-header against Lithuania and Italy at the end of the month.

Wenger said about Jack

“It’s very difficult to say when he will be back. We have to respect his recovery.”

The update on Wilshere is especially frustrating given what was said after he underwent his latest operation. We were told that it wouldn’t mean him being out much longer than originally planned but it certainly  seems to have added a significant chunk of time to his recovery period.