Arsenal vs Aston Villa - Emery to ring changes as Arsenal host Aston Villa

Posted Friday, September 20, 2019 by PA

Arsenal vs Aston Villa - Emery to ring changes as Arsenal host Aston Villa

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is likely to make several changes for Sunday’s Premier League visit of Aston Villa.

The Gunners beat Eintracht Frankfurt in their Europa League opener on Thursday, with Emery making seven alterations to the side who drew at Watford as the likes of Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Mesut Ozil were rested.

Sead Kolasinac limped off in Germany but should be fit and Rob Holding will be hopeful of involvement following a long-term knee problem – but Alexandre Lacazette (ankle) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin) are missing, while Hector Bellerin (knee) and Kieran Tierney (groin) are not in contention despite stepping up their respective comebacks.

Aston Villa welcome back Trezeguet after a ban for their trip to the Emirates.

Matt Targett is also available following a hamstring injury and while James Chester is training again after his own hamstring trouble he is not match fit.

Jonathan Kodjia is in non-contact training but is out for a number of weeks with a broken cheekbone.

Arsenal provisional squad: Leno, Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Luiz, Holding, Papastathopoulos, Chambers, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Torreira, Willock, Ceballos, Pepe, Nelson, Smith Rowe, Ozil, Aubameyang, Martinelli.

Aston Villa provisional squad: Heaton, Steer, Targett, Hause, Konsa, Mings, Engels, Guilbert, Taylor, Elmohamady, Nakamba, Lansbury, McGinn, Hourihane, Grealish, Jota, El Ghazi, Trezeguet, Luiz, Wesley, Davis.

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