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Oct 22, 2021 at 8pm UK at Emirates Stadium
ArsenalArsenal
3-1
Aston VillaAston Villa
Partey (23'), Aubameyang (45+6'), Smith Rowe (56')
Sambi Lokonga (45+1'), Aubameyang (66')
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Ramsey (82')
Watkins (2'), Mings (27'), McGinn (32'), Targett (60'), Luiz (84')

Arsenal team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Aston Villa

Sports Mole rounds up all of Arsenal's injury and suspension news ahead of Friday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa.

Arsenal will aim to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to six matches when they welcome Aston Villa to the Emirates Stadium on Friday night.

Mikel Arteta's side were indebted to Alexandre Lacazette against Crystal Palace on Monday evening, with the Frenchman coming off the bench to net a last-gasp equaliser in a 2-2 draw.

A second successive draw sees Arsenal sit 12th in the rankings after eight matches, and Arteta was dealt another bitter injury blow against Patrick Vieira's side.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up all of Arsenal's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the contest.


Granit Xhaka

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka goes down injured against Tottenham Hotspur on September 26, 2021© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Granit Xhaka is making good progress in his recovery from a serious knee injury, but the Switzerland international is set for at least another couple of months on the sidelines.


Bukayo Saka

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka receives medical attention after sustaining an injury on October 18, 2021© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Calf
Possible return date: October 22 (vs. Aston Villa)

Bukayo Saka took a nasty kick from James McArthur in the draw with Palace - which many felt should have warranted a red card - and the 20-year-old had to be taken off at half time. Saka was seen with ice on his leg during the second period, and Arteta has admitted that the attacker was "very sore" after the game, making him a major doubt for Friday.


ARSENAL'S SUSPENSION LIST

Arsenal have no players suspended for this match.


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