Arsenal’s injury problems have suffered another setback with the news that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is going to be out until 2014 as his recovery is taking longer than expected.
The knee injury that Oxlade-Chamberlain got on the Premier League opening day game against Aston Villa is taking longer to heal. He won’t be able to begin training until mid-December, which means he won’t be ready for action until January.
Oxlade-Chamberlain joins fellow Arsenal footballers Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott and Yaya Sanogo who are also recovering from injury.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out until 2014 as recovery is taking longer than expected — The Mirror
- Crystal Palace try again to name Tony Pulis as new manager — The Mail
- Dan Petrescu so eager to manage Crystal Palace that he’s willing to take a 60% pay cut — The Mirror
- Crystal Palace poised to name Iain Dowie as new manager — The Telegraph
- Manchester United set to open contract talks with Javier Hernandez — The Mirror
- Atmosphere and fans’ role in Premier League games becoming a concern — The Guardian
- Andrea Pirlo puts EPL teams on alert after refusing to commit future to Italian champions Juventus — Mirror
- Roy Hodgson could have been Germany coach but for Franz Beckenbauer — The Guardian
- Sami Khedira could be fit for World Cup, says Real Madrid and Germany — The Mail
- Phil Jones returns from England duty after picking up an injury — MEN
- Leo Messi injury a major downer for St. Louis soccer — Pro Soccer Talk
- Man United’s Shinji Kagawa had a 100% perfect passing game for Japan v Holland — 101GG
- Qatar stadium design critics: it ‘looks like a vagina’ — The Raw Story
- Gonzalo Higuain slams NJ turf after Argentina friendly — Football Italia
- English football needs to take a risk says Jurgen Klinsmann — BBC Sport
- QPR face record fine for losing £80million — The Mail
- Leeds United owners turn down bid for club from consortium involving Lucas Radebe — The Guardian
- FA Trophy tie abandoned on 83 minutes after injury to referee — BBC Sport
- Barnet have 92nd-minute winning goal disallowed after smoke bomb obscures linesman’s view — Pies
- Bundesliga referees chief considering Google Glass so officials can see replays like TV viewers — 101GG
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