Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey picked up an injury to his right thigh in training on Friday and did not feature in the 2-1 win over Fulham at the weekend.
The club have described the problem as tightness in the muscle, rather than a pull or a tear, which indicates the Ghanaian international won’t be out of contention for too long.
Oleksandr Zinchenko also missed the game on Saturday and it’s unlikely that he’ll be spending much time on the treatment table either. The Ukrainian international has a minor sprain in his left knee and he was left out for the Fulham match as a precaution.
It would suggest that the defender will be available to face Aston Villa on Wednesday evening, while Partey may need a bit longer to recover. Fans will, though, be hoping he is back for the trip to play Manchester United next weekend.
Reiss Nelson has not featured this campaign due to a muscular problem. He was on the bench for the season opener against Crystal Palace but he has been out of action since then as he undergoes treatment.