Arsene Wenger has expressed his sympathy for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after the forward was ruled out for the next three weeks.
The England international sustained a hamstring injury during Monday night’s FA Cup quarter-final victory at Manchester United.
While Wenger is disappointed for his player, he is confident Oxlade-Chamberlain will return soon.
“It's very frustrating for him because he played more games than ever this season,” the Arsenal manager said. “In the last two months I feel he was a bit in and out.
“He has shown again on Monday night what an important player he can be for Arsenal and for England. It's a shame that in the final sprint he's not there.
“It is affecting him because he loves to play. He knows as well that it is the type of injury where you can recover quickly and come back. But it is not an ideal moment.”