Unai Emery has revealed that some Aston Villa players are carrying injuries
And will be assessed ahead of the Premier League showdown with leaders Arsenal at Villa Park on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off).
Emery is mindful of the busy schedule his players face in the coming weeks
And will make his team selection considering a few players are carrying small pains. Bertrand Traore remains injured having returned to Bodymoor Heath after representing Burkina Faso in the November international break.
Aston Villa has a long list of injury players
Villa are targeting their 15 home league win in a row this weekend after equalling a club record 14 consecutive victories by beating Manchester City on Wednesday.
Leon Bailey’s deflected effort from outside the box was enough to win the game
And see Villa leapfrog the champions into third.
Villa have the opportunity to cut the gap from league leaders Arsenal to just one point with another memorable win on Saturday evening. Speaking of his side’s team news ahead of the clash, Emery said: “We are going to train in two hours. We had to rest a lot after the match against Wednesday. we played on Sunday and last Wednesdays too.
“The players at the beginning, we are not having a lot of information about some injuries. It is going to be important in the last day for when the players can tell me
Also How they are physically and mentally tomorrow.”
Declan Rice scored a 97th minute winner for Arsenal against Luton Town on Tuesday night at Kenilworth Road, which secured the Gunners’ sixth win in a row in all competitions.
Also Mikel Arteta will serve a touchline ban at Villa Park after receiving his third yellow card of the season for over-celebrating the late winner at Luton.