Arsenal will be desperate to get themselves back on track when they welcome Leeds United to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Ollie Watkins’ strike after just 75 seconds was enough to seal the points for Villa and extend Arsenal’s winless run to three matches.
However, with home advantage poised to be on their side this weekend, the Gunners will fancy their chances against Leeds, despite the Whites having made light work of Crystal Palace on Monday evening to record a solid 2-0 home triumph.
Although Leeds will arrive in north London brimming with confidence and above Arsenal in the table, the Gunners will be hoping to get themselves back on track after a minor blip.
And the Gunners will fancy their chances even better if they have both Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney available for selection.
With that in mind, here is a round-up of all the very latest Arsenal injury news
Midfield enforcer Partey could be available for selection for the visit of Leeds on Sunday with his injury not thought to be as bad as first feared, football.london understands.
The Ghana international was forced off with just over 15 minutes remaining of the defeat to Villa at the weekend and was replaced by Willian.
It is understood that the former Atletico Madrid ace signalled to the bench about some pain in his thigh before making the decision to come off.
However, the extent of the injury is not thought to be too serious.
“He had a muscular issue so we had to take him off, he could not carry on playing,” said Arteta, issuing an update on the midfielder following the full-time whistle.
“I don’t know, we will see the extent of the injury. He wasn’t feeling well enough to continue playing so we had to take him off.”
Like Partey, Arsenal are hopeful that the Scotland international will be available for the visit of Leeds after missing the last five matches in all competitions.
Tierney has missed the last two games of his absence because of an upper leg injury, but he has been training at London Colney. Should he train without any further mishaps this week, he is poised to return against Leeds.
Ahead of the weekend’s trip to Villa Park, Arsenal confirmed that the Scotland international would not be making the trip due to ongoing “discomfort”.
“Kieran is continuing to be assessed for discomfort in the right lower leg and is unavailable for Saturday’s match,” an update on Arsenal.com read.
Elsewhere, goalkeeper Bernd Leno and centre-back David Luiz are poised to return against Leeds after serving one-match bans against Villa, following their dismissals against Wolves last week.