Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without five key players for EPL clash

Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without five key players for EPL clash

Arsenal have confirmed that their coach, Mikel Arteta, will be without five players when they face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

The North London club made this known in a statement via the club’s official website.

Arsenal head to the game after beating Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final tie on Saturday.

“Shkodran Mustafi: Sustained right hamstring on Saturday against Man City. Will not be available against Aston Villa on Tuesday,” the statement read in part.

“Bernd Leno: Sustained right knee moderate ligament sprain against Brighton. he’s now participating in outside running and ball drills.

“Calum Chambers: Ruptured his left knee anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea.

“Pablo Mari: Sustained significant sprain on his left ankle ligaments against Manchester City. To return in full training in September.

“Gabriel Martinelli: Sustained left knee injury during training on June 21. Will continue his recovery throughout the new close season period, with the aim of a return to full training by the end of the calendar year,” it added.

The match kick-off time between Aston Villa and Arsenal is 8:15 pm.

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