Oxlade-Chamberlain leaving Wembley on crutches is no worry, insists Wenger

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The Arsenal winger's injury is not as bad as first feared, the Frenchman has confirmed as Leicester City prepare to visit the Emirates Stadium

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaving Wembley on crutches was simply a precautionary measure, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

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The attacker was withdrawn from Sunday's FA Cup victory over Manchester City after picking up a foot injury, but the problem is not as serious as it once looked.

Wenger insists that there is no cause for Gunners fans to worry, despite the winger needing crutches post-match.

“It was more precautionary, it was not for a bad injury,” Wenger told Arsenal’s official website. “We will test him today. It’s a foot injury but it’s a kick.”

Arsenal host Leicester City on Wednesday, with Oxlade-Chamberlain a doubt, and Wenger admitted that he is still unsure on the exact fitness of other players.

“It’s basically unknown territory at the moment because yesterday [Monday] the players were on recovery,” he added.

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“We will have a medical check today [Tuesday] for everybody and see who is available and who is not.

“Overall, we have nobody really injured after the game.”

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