- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

LONDON (AP) - England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to miss the European Championship after being ruled out for up to two months by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger said Friday that Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a setback in his recovery from a knee injury, and faces six-to-eight weeks out.

“I had a conversation with Alex and with our medical team, and they told me he will back in July,” Wenger said.

Euro 2016 starts on June 10.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has not played since hurting his knee in a Champions League game against Barcelona on Feb. 23. He was on his way back to fitness and was scheduled to play for Arsenal’s under-21 side this week, but hurt his knee again.

“It is very sad,” Wenger said. “He was physically ready and looking sharp … You want a guy of 22 years of age to go to the European Championship. It’s very bad. He’s an impact player as well so he could have had a great contribution to England’s success.”

England coach Roy Hodgson could also be without midfielder Jordan Henderson for Euro 2016, with the Liverpool captain currently sidelined with a knee ligament injury.

Hodgson will name his Euro 2016 squad on Thursday.

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